429 P.3d 1229 (Hawai‘i 2018), SCWC-17-0000343, State v. Punio

Docket Nº:SCWC-17-0000343
Citation:429 P.3d 1229, 143 Hawai‘i 300
Party Name:STATE of Hawai‘i, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Joselyn Calixta PUNIO, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee, and James Scott Wei dba J & J Bail Bonds, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, Real Party-in-Interest.
Attorney:William A. Harrison, Honolulu, for petitioner/petitioner-appellant, J & J Bail Bonds. Brian R. Vincent, for respondent/plaintiff-appellee, State of Hawai‘i.
Judge Panel:By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.
Case Date:November 15, 2018
Court:Supreme Court of Hawai'i
 
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429 P.3d 1229 (Hawai‘i 2018)

143 Hawai‘i 300

STATE of Hawai‘i, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

Joselyn Calixta PUNIO, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee, and James Scott Wei dba J & J Bail Bonds, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, Real Party-in-Interest.

No. SCWC-17-0000343

Supreme Court of Hawai‘i

November 15, 2018

Editorial Note:

This decision has been designated as "Unpublished disposition." in the Pacific Reporter. See HI R RAP RULE 35

CERTIORARI TO THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS (CAAP-170000343; CR. NO. 15-1-0702).

William A. Harrison, Honolulu, for petitioner/petitioner-appellant, J & J Bail Bonds.

Brian R. Vincent, for respondent/plaintiff-appellee, State of Hawai‘i.

By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.

SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER

Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant James Scott Wei dba J & J Bail Bonds (J & J Bail Bonds), real party-in-interest, seeks review of the Intermediate Court of Appeals’ (ICA) August 3, 2018 Judgment on Appeal, which affirmed the Circuit Court of the First Circuit’s (circuit court) "Order Denying Application of Surety Providing Good Cause as to Why Execution Should Not Issue as to Judgment of Forfeiture."

We vacate and remand. When Defendant Joselyn Calixta Punio (Punio) made an oral motion to set aside the bail bond forfeiture, the circuit court1 stated that "the bond company has to file a motion to set aside the courts prior action." Our bail bond forfeiture provision provides: Whenever the court, in any criminal cause, forfeits any bond or recognizance given in a criminal cause, the court shall immediately enter up judgment in favor of the State and against the principal or principals and surety or sureties on the bond, jointly and severally, for the full amount of the penalty thereof, and shall cause execution to issue there on immediately after the expiration of thirty days from the date that notice is given via personal service or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the surety or sureties on the bond, of the entry of the judgment in favor of the State, unless before the expiration of thirty days from the date that...

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