§154. Assistance

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/007/00154
Published: 2015

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154. Assistance

In the

investigation and preparation for presentation to, or trial before, any court

or tribunal of any cause or matter in which the state is a party or is

interested, the attorney general may employ such persons as in the attorney general's

judgment the public good requires, to search out, procure and prepare evidence,

and the commissioner of finance and management shall issue warrants therefor.

An investigator who has successfully completed a course of training under

chapter 151 of Title 20 shall have the same powers as sheriffs in criminal

matters and the enforcement of the law and in serving criminal process, and

shall have all the immunities and matters of defense now available or hereafter

made available to sheriffs in a suit brought against them in consequence for

acts done in the course of their employment. (Amended 1983, No. 195 (Adj.

Sess.), § 5(b); 1989, No. 297 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)