9.6 Duties and Restrictions of Sureties


(a) Receipts - A receipt for monies paid or for any security taken on any bond, shall be given by the surety to the person paying the same or making deposit of such security. The receipt for monies paid or security taken shall state the bond number, the title of the case, the branch or division of the court in which the principal is to appear, the date of appearance and an accurate description of the security taken. Upon the termination of liability on bonds in connection with which security was taken, the surety shall immediately surrender and return such security to the person having made such security deposit. Not later than 30 days after the termination of liability on bonds, in connection with which security was taken, the surety or guarantor shall file with the clerk a statement under oath, that he has returned the said security taken by him, together with a signed copy of the receipt evidencing the same.

(b) Soliciting -

(i) No individual or corporation authorized to act as surety or guarantor, or any agent of such person or corporation, shall solicit, directly or indirectly, the aid of any clerk, deputy clerk, bailiff or deputy bailiff of the court, or any police officer, in inducing any accused person to employ such individual or corporation authorized to act as surety or guarantor in any case within the jurisdiction of the court.

(ii) No individual or corporation authorized to act as surety or guarantor shall, by agent or otherwise, solicit business or advertise in any court building or in police stations.

(iii) No individual or any surety or any corporation authorized to act as surety or guarantor, or any agent of such individual or corporation shall, directly or indirectly, solicit legal business on behalf of any attorney or recommend any attorney or provide or offer to provide the services of any attorney to or for any person.

(iv) Any individual or agent of a corporation authorized by the court to act as surety in cases within the jurisdiction of the court offending against this rule, directly or indirectly, shall be subject to having the order authorizing him to act as surety revoked.

(c) Bond Certificates - No individual, corporation or association authorized to act on behalf of a guarantor on bond certificates shall sell or issue such bond certificates except to their members or assured, nor shall such individual, corporation or association charge or receive as compensation for such bond certificates a fee in excess of the maximum amount guaranteed by said bond certificates.

[Adopted March 18, 1987, effective April 1, 1987.]

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