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§ 15A‑544.4.  Notice offorfeiture.

(a)        The court shallgive notice of the entry of forfeiture by mailing a copy of the forfeiture tothe defendant and to each surety whose name appears on the bail bond.

(b)        The notice shall besent by first‑class mail to the defendant and to each surety named on thebond at the surety's address of record.

(c)        If a bail agent onbehalf of an insurance company executed the bond, the court shall also providea copy of the forfeiture to the bail agent, but failure to provide notice tothe bail agent shall not affect the validity of any notice given to theinsurance company.

(d)        Notice given underthis section is effective when the notice is mailed.

(e)        Notice under thissection shall be mailed not later than the 30th day after the date on which thedefendant fails to appear as required and a call and fail is ordered. If noticeunder this section is not given within the prescribed time, the forfeitureshall not become a final judgment and shall not be enforced or reported to the Departmentof Insurance.  (2000‑133,s. 6; 2009‑550, s. 1.)