321.486  Authorized bond forms.

When bond or bail is required under section 811.2 to guarantee appearance for any offense charged under this chapter, the following nonexclusive forms shall be permitted subject to the following limitations:

1.  A current guaranteed arrest bond certificate as defined in section 321.1, subsection 30 shall be considered sufficient surety if the defendant is charged with an offense where the penalty does not exceed two hundred dollars.

2.  A valid credit card, as defined in section 537.1301, subsection 16, may be used and is sufficient surety when the defendant is charged with a scheduled offense under section 805.8. The defendant may use a credit card for bail purposes only in accordance with rules of the department of public safety adopted pursuant to chapter 17A.

Section History: Early form

  [C39, § 5037.03; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.486]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 101, § 72

Internal References

  Referred to in § 805.15

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