Filed Under: Criminal Law

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This is an ancient term of art that is sometimes used interchangeably with the term “forfeiture.” The two words do not mean the same thing. Estreatment means to make a copy of the recognizance and send it to the court that has jurisdiction to determine whether the accused/surety(ies) should lose money because of a bail breach.

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