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Art. 323. Secured personal surety

            A. A secured personal surety is a personal surety who satisfies all the requirements of Article 311(5) and specifically mortgages immovable property located in the state of Louisiana.

            B. Bail without surety may be secured by a mortgage on the immovable property of the defendant pursuant to this Article or unsecured. A secured personal surety may establish a mortgage over immovable property in favor of the state of Louisiana or the proper political subdivision to secure a bail undertaking. The security shall apply only to and be limited to that immovable property specifically described in the mortgage.

            C. The mortgage is established upon the recordation of a written mortgage, in authentic form satisfactory to the officer authorized to receive the bail, in the mortgage records of the parish where the immovable is located that:

            (1) Contains the name and signature of the person making the mortgage.

            (2) Describes the immovable and declares that a mortgage is given over it as security for the performance of the bail obligation.

            (3) Certifies that the person making the mortgage owns the immovable and states its value, in excess of the amount of all encumbrances against it.

            (4) Attaches to it a copy of the order fixing bail.

            D. The person providing the security shall deliver a certified copy of the recorded statement establishing the mortgage and a mortgage certificate to the officer authorized to receive the bail. The officer may require additional evidence of ownership and value of the mortgaged property including a copy of the current tax assessment.

            E.(1) The recorder shall cancel the mortgage from his records upon the order of the court.

            (2) In all other cases, the effect of its recordation shall cease ten years after its recordation unless it is reinscribed in the manner otherwise provided by law.

            F. Any materially false or incorrect statements made by a person who intentionally and knowingly gives a mortgage or security interest pursuant to this Article shall be prima facie proof of a violation of the provisions of R.S. 14:125, false swearing.

            Acts 1988, No. 579, §1; Acts 1993, No. 834, §1, eff. June 22, 1993; Acts 2016, No. 613, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, No. 172, §1, eff. June 12, 2017.

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