Time to File Motions to Set Aside in Bail Bond Forfeiture Proceedings Further Extended

Yesterday, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley entered an order further extending the time in bail bond forfeiture proceedings for the filing of motions to set aside and objections to motions to set aside. The deadline for filing these motions and objections has been extended since April 14, 2020 in response to the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Motions and objections due to be filed on or after April 14, 2020 and before or on December 30, 2020 now may be filed until close of business on December 31, 2020. To implement the extension, the order stays until after December 31, 2020 any entry of final judgment of forfeiture or the granting of a motion to set aside due to the district attorney or board of education’s failure to file a timely written objection.

Last month, the Chief Justice entered an order extending previously entered emergency directives (discussed here), which now expire December 14, 2020.  If those emergency directives are again renewed, we will be sure to note it here.