§ 11-27  DEFENDANT TO BE PRESENT AT TRIAL; FAILURE TO APPEAR.
   1.   The defendant must be personally present at the trial in the Municipal Court.
   2.   If, without sufficient excuse, a defendant fails to appear according to the terms or conditions of the bond, either for hearing, arraignment, trial or judgment, or upon any other occasion when presence in Court or before the magistrate may be lawfully required, the Municipal Judge may direct that fact to be entered upon the Court minutes, thereby declaring the bond to be forfeited. Without advancing Court costs, said Judge shall then cause the forfeiture to be certified to the District Court of the county wherein the situs of government is situated, 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 applicable provisions of state statutes.