PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCES
Forfeitures of Recognizances and Actions Thereon
597:38-b Collection of Forfeitures; Motor Vehicles.
I. Whenever a party recognized to appear for any offense involving driving makes default and the recognizance is declared forfeited, the court shall send a notice of default to the division of motor vehicles. The division shall send a notice to the person owing the recognizance, demanding payment within 30 days and stating that failure to make payment within the 30-day period shall result in suspension of such person's driver's license or driving privilege until such time as the person provides proof to the department of safety that he has paid the amount of the forfeited recognizance to the court.
II. Payments of the forfeited recognizance under paragraph I shall be sent to the department of safety and deposited into a special fund, known as the default bench warrant fund, established in RSA 263:56-d to pay the costs of state, county and local law enforcement officials who make arrests pursuant to bench warrants issued for persons improperly at large for driving-related offenses and to pay the cost of breath analyzer machines.
Source. 1991, 366:1. 1998, 288:10, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.