Chapter 14. Disposition Of Unclaimed Money Held By District Attorney Or Court Clerk of California Penal Code >> Title 10. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 14.
All money received by a district attorney or clerk of the
court in any criminal action or proceeding, the owner or owners of
which are unknown, and which remains unclaimed in the possession of
the district attorney or clerk of the court after final judgment in
the criminal action or proceeding, shall be deposited with the county
treasurer. Upon the expiration of two years after the deposit, the
county treasurer shall cause a notice pursuant to Section 1421 to be
published in the county once a week for two successive weeks in a
newspaper of general circulation published in the county.
The notice shall state the amount of money, the criminal
action or proceeding in which the money was received by the district
attorney or clerk of the court, the fund in which it is held and that
it is proposed that the money will become the property of the county
on a designated date not less than 45 days nor more than 60 days
after the first publication of the notice.
Unless some person files a verified complaint seeking to
recover all, or a designated part, of the money in a court of
competent jurisdiction within the county in which the notice is
published, and serves a copy of the complaint and the summons issued
thereon upon the county treasurer before the date designated in the
notice, upon that date the money becomes the property of the county
and shall be transferred by the treasurer to the general fund.