ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
2 Recognizances, how enforceable
3 Bailiff's fees
4 Notice to be given to sureties
5 Procedure in cases for binding persons over to keep the peace or be of good behaviour
6 Imprisonment for disobedience to order
7 Forfeiture of recognizance, and order thereon
8 Enforcement of penalty
9 Proceedings by surety against his principal for recovery of money paid by him in respect of the security
THE RECOGNIZANCES AND SURETIES OF THE PEACE ACT
[Date of Commencement: 15th May, 1908]
Act 22 of 1997.
This Act may be cited as the Recognizances and Sureties of the Peace Act.
(1) In all recognizances taken in or returnable to any Court, when any person shall make default therein, it shall be lawful for such Court to issue a warrant to the Bailiff, in the form in Schedule A, for recovery by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of such person of the penalty of such recognizance and for recovery as costs, of an amount equal to three per cent of the penalty of the recognizance, so, however, that any such amount shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars; and in default of payment or recovery of such penalty and costs, the person so making default shall be liable to be imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months:
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