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6-116: FAILURE TO APPEAR ACCORDING TO TERMS OF BOND, BOND FORFEITURE, BENCH WARRANT 1 :
A. If, without sufficient excuse, a defendant fails to appear according to the terms or conditions of his bond, either for hearing, arraignment, trial or judgment, or upon any other occasion when his presence in court or before the judge may be lawfully required or ordered, the judge may direct that fact to be entered upon the court minutes, thereby declaring the bond to be forfeited. The judge may also order a bench warrant to be issued for the defendant as provided in this chapter.
B. The judge, without advancing court costs, may also cause the forfeiture to be certified to the district court of the county, where it shall be entered upon the judgment docket and shall have the full force and effect of a district court judgment. At such time as the forfeiture is entered upon the district court judgment docket, the district court clerk shall proceed in accordance with the provisions of 5 Oklahoma Statutes sections 1334, 1332, 1333 and 1335, and a surety shall have all remedies available under the provisions of 22 Oklahoma Statutes section 1108 and 5 Oklahoma Statutes sections 1301 through 1340.
C. Court costs shall be collectible from the proceeds of the bond. (1998 Code)
1. 11 OS § 27-118.