SEC. 99-23-21. Proceedings to collect forfeited bonds.
The mode of proceeding in the case of a breach of bond shall be by scire facias issued by the clerk of the court, on the order of the court or the district attorney, returnable to the court at its next term, requiring the obligors to show cause why the bond shall not be declared forfeited because of the breach of its condition, which shall be recited in the scire facias. Upon the return of the scire facias executed, or of two of such writs "not found" by the sheriff of the county, if sufficient showing be not made to the contrary, judgment may be rendered on such bonds; but the court may remit any part of the amount of such bond, or the judgment rendered thereon, as may be just and reasonable.
SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 3133; 1892, Sec. 1485; 1906, Sec. 1557; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1319; 1930, Sec. 1345; 1942, Sec. 2592.