bail forfeiture

Definition of "bail forfeiture"
  1. An order from the court allowing it to keep the bail deposit due to the defendant's failure to attend court as required
How to use "bail forfeiture" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a bail forfeiture after the defendant missed the court date.
  2. The risk of bail forfeiture is seen as a motivation for defendants to attend all court proceedings.
  3. The bail bond company took measures to avoid bail forfeiture, ensuring the defendant's presence in court.

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