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SECTION 520.15
Bail and bail bonds; posting of cash bail
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 3, TITLE P, ARTICLE 520
§ 520.15 Bail and bail bonds; posting of cash bail.

1. Where a court has fixed bail pursuant to subdivision two of section
520.10, at any time after the principal has been committed to the
custody of the sheriff pending the posting thereof, cash bail in the
amount designated in the order fixing bail may be posted even though
such bail was not specified in such order. Cash bail may be deposited
with (a) the county treasurer of the county in which the criminal action
or proceeding is pending or, in the city of New York with the
commissioner of finance, or (b) the court which issued such order, or
(c) the sheriff in whose custody the principal has been committed. Upon
proof of the deposit of the designated amount the principal must be
forthwith released from custody.

2. The person posting cash bail must complete and sign a form which
states (a) the name, residential address and occupation of each person
posting cash bail; and (b) the title of the criminal action or
proceeding involved; and (c) the offense or offenses which are the
subjects of the action or proceeding involved, and the status of such
action or proceeding; and (d) the name of the principal and the nature
of his involvement in or connection with such action or proceeding; and
(e) that the person or persons posting cash bail undertake that the
principal will appear in such action or proceeding whenever required and
will at all times render himself amenable to the orders and processes of
the court; and (f) the date of the principal's next appearance in court;
and (g) an acknowledgement that the cash bail will be forfeited if the
principal does not comply with any requirement or order of process to
appear in court; and (h) the amount of money posted as cash bail.

3. Money posted as cash bail is and shall remain the property of the
person posting it unless forfeited to the court.