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(A) In any case in Municipal Court where a bond or other recognizance is required, if the qualifications of the proposed surety on the bond or recognizance are not known to the Municipal Judge, he or she may, in his or her discretion, require the person proposing to sign as the surety, in addition to meeting all other requirements of law to file with the bond or recognizance bonds or recognizances in civil or criminal cases, or both, on which that person is surety. The affidavit shall be attached to the bond or recognizance and kept therewith. In computing and determining the qualification of the person as surety on the bond or recognizance in question, the actual value of the person’s real property shall be calculated at five times the assessed value thereof, as shown by certificate of the County Auditor and from the actual value so computed shall be deducted the total amount of all outstanding bonds or recognizances on which the person is surety, as well as the person’s outstanding encumbrances, liens upon the real estate, his or her homestead and other exemptions allowed by law.
(B) The Municipal Judge may, unless otherwise prohibited by law, require a cash bond rather than a surety bond after any conviction.
(1995 Code, § 1-7013) (Ord. passed 11-25-1963)
Authority to establish Municipal Court, see S.C. Code § 5-7-230