(a) Except as provided by this section, a person not licensed under this chapter may
execute a bail bond or act as a surety for another person in any county in this state
if the person:
(1) is licensed to practice law in this state; and
(2) at the time the bond is executed or the person acts as a surety, files a notice
of appearance as counsel of record in the criminal case for which the bond was executed
or surety provided or submits proof that the person has previously filed with the
court in which the criminal case is pending the notice of appearance as counsel of
(b) A person executing a bail bond or acting as a surety under this section may not
engage in conduct involved with that practice that would subject a bail bond surety
to license suspension or revocation. If the board determines that a person has violated this subsection, the board may
suspend or revoke the person's authorization to post a bond under this section or
may bar the person from executing a bail bond or acting as a surety under this section
until the person has remedied the violation.
(c) A person executing a bail bond or acting as a surety under this section is not
relieved of liability on the bond solely because the person is later replaced as attorney
of record in the criminal case.
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