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§20-10-17  Arrest, seizure, and prosecution of violators. –

Published: 2015

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Fish and Wildlife



SECTION 20-10-17

   § 20-10-17  Arrest, seizure, and

prosecution of violators. –

(a) Any police officer authorized to make arrests, the director, and

conservation officers appointed under the authority of § 20-1-10 shall be


   (1) To enforce all laws, rules, and regulations relating to

this chapter;

   (2) To execute all warrants and search warrants for the

violation of laws, rules, and regulations relating to this chapter;

   (3) To serve subpoenas issued for the trial of all offenses


   (4) To arrest without a warrant and on view any person found

violating any law, rule, or regulation relating to this chapter, take that

person before a court having jurisdiction for trials, detain that person in

custody at the expense of the state until arraignment, and to make and execute

complaints within any district to the justice or clerk of the court against any

person for any of the offenses enumerated under this chapter, committed within

the district.

   (b) The director and the director's deputies and assistants

may, by virtue of their respective offices, make complaints of any violation of

this chapter, and they shall not be required to give recognizance or to furnish

surety for costs or be liable for costs on those complaints.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1980, ch. 219, § 2.)