Upon an increase in the amount of bail required or the defendant‘s failure to comply with any condition of a bail bond or recognizance release, the court having jurisdiction at the time of the increase or failure shall declare a forfeiture and may issue a warrant for the arrest of the defendant.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-11-112. Arrest warrant issued for failure to comply with conditions
- arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
- defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
[Acts 1978, ch. 506, § 12; T.C.A., § 40-1212.]