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Rule 22

A bail magistrate must ensure that each defendant has his own recognizance. Two or more defendants cannot be joined in one recognizance, even if they are jointly charged with the same crime. Each recognizance must be accompanied by a separate affidavit.


Footnote: Superior Court rules governing professional bondsmen, Rule 22

No bondsman shall become or at any time be surety in criminal cases for an amount of bail greater than the fair value of his property or the property of the company he represents, less encumbrances and liabilities, as stated in:

(a) His application for approval and registration, or
(b) If he has been required to make a statement under Rule 21, in the most recent statement so required and made.