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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 921
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F.S. 921.15
921.15 Stay of execution of sentence to fine; bond and proceedings.
(1) When a defendant is sentenced to pay a fine, he or she shall have the right to give bail for payment of the fine and the costs of prosecution. The bond shall be executed by the defendant and two sureties approved by the sheriff or the officer charged with execution of the judgment.
(2) The bond shall be made payable in 90 days to the Governor and the Governor’s successors in office.
(3) If the bond is not paid at the expiration of 90 days, the sheriff or the officer charged with execution of the judgment shall indorse the default on the bond and file it with the clerk of the court in which the judgment was rendered. The clerk shall issue an execution as if there had been a judgment at law on the bond, and the same proceedings shall be followed as in other executions. After default of the bond, the convicted person may be proceeded against as if bond had not been given.
History.s. 260a, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 8426, 8427; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(270); s. 123, ch. 70-339; s. 1543, ch. 97-102.