The Act changes the definition of out-of-state-bail jumping to simplify the language and include additional offenses. The Act also increases the penalties for bail jumping. Finally, the Act releases bail bondsmen from liability at the court's discretion when a defendant who has been committed to a correctional facility uses a false name, unless the bondsman knew or should have known that the defendant used a false name, provided that the bondsman acted with due diligence and used all practical means to secure the defendant's attendance before the court.
"CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Bonds and Recognizances: Release Surety from Liability at Discretion of the Court When the Principal Uses a False Name,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 14
, Article 32.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol14/iss1/32