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RCr 4.56 Defects in bond or recognizance

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
IV Bail (Refs & Annos)
Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) Rule 4.56
RCr 4.56 Defects in bond or recognizance
(1) Neither a bail bond nor a recognizance shall be invalid because of any defects of form, omission, recital, or condition, or because of any other irregularity, provided the official before whom it was entered into was legally authorized to take it, the amount of bail is stated, and it can be ascertained therefrom before which magistrate or court the principal is bound to appear.
(2) If no day is fixed for the appearance of the defendant, or an impossible day, or a day in vacation, the bond or recognizance shall bind the defendant to appear in court within twenty (20) days from the time the bond is issued to have a date set for his or her appearance at any preliminary proceeding or trial.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 98-3, eff. 3-1-99; prior amendment eff. 9-15-90 (Order 90-1); adopted eff. 6-19-76
Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 4.56, KY ST RCRP Rule 4.56
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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