IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIAM BRET ROBINSON
Direct Appeal from the Criminal Court for Anderson County
No. 96CR0462 James B. Scott, Jr., Judge
No. E1999-00950-CCA-R3-CD – Decided
August 28, 2000
The state appeals the trial court’s exoneration of a bond forfeiture taken against AA Bonding Company. The trial court exonerated the bonding company of the entire bond amount of $8,000, even though the forfeiture was final and the full amount had been paid to the trial court clerk.
Concluding that Tenn. Code Annotated section 40-11-204(a) authorizes the action of the trial court and that the record reflects no abuse of the trial court’s discretion, even though the trial court granted the exoneration via an $8,000 credit against AA Bonding’s future forfeitures in Anderson County, we affirm the trial court’s order to grant exoneration; however, we reverse as to the amount of, and the manner of effectuating the refund.