SEC. 9-11-23. Remedy for money collected.
When any clerk of the justice court shall have collected in his official capacity any money, fines or penalties, and shall fail to pay or account for the same to the person or official entitled to receive the same, he shall be liable to be proceeded against on his official bond in a summary way by motion in any court having jurisdiction of the amount collected and withheld, of which motion five (5) days' notice shall be served on the clerk of the justice court and the sureties on his bond, or such of them as may be found; and judgment for the amount illegally withheld by the clerk of the justice court and ten percent (10%) thereon, and all costs, shall be rendered against the clerk of the justice court and his sureties, or such of them as have been served with notice.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 50, art. 2 (26); 1857, ch. 58, art. 32; 1871, Sec. 1339; 1880, Sec. 2229; 1892, Sec. 2431; 1906, Sec. 2760; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2259; 1930, Sec. 2108; 1942, Sec. 1842; Laws, 1985, ch. 440, Sec. 3, eff from and after passage (approved March 27, 1985).