Several months ago a court ruling in Arlington County determined that the county could only collect $500K from forfeited bail bonds over the years. In an article by Dallas News reporter Kevin Krause, the issue surrounding the amount of money that is collectable is explained:
The number keeps shrinking — possibly because the county lost out on the ability to collect older judgments by failing in the past to issue liens and taking other steps to help collect civil judgments. Most of the $35 million is more than a decade old — some of it dating back to the 1960s and 70s.
County Judge Clay Jenkins announced the creation of a countywide task force this morning to help keep track of current and future bond forfeiture cases. He talked about the difficulty of tracking such cases due to antiquated computer technology and a lack of coordination among various departments, a problem first brought to light by The Dallas Morning News.
Bail bond forfeiture is the result of a missed court appearance. When a defendant misses the scheduled court date, a bench warrant is issued for the defendant’s arrest as well as a deadline for when either the defendant is to be returned to jail custody or the bail bond reinstated and paid to the court.
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