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§30-13-50  Refusal to appear or testify. –

Published: 2015

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Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-50

   § 30-13-50  Refusal to appear or testify.


Any person not subject to this code who:

   (1) Has been duly subpoenaed to appear as a witness or to

produce books and records before a military court or before any military or

civil officer designated to take a deposition to be read in evidence before a

military court;

   (2) Has been duly paid or tendered the fees and mileage of a

witness at the rates allowed to witnesses attending the superior courts of the

state; and

   (3) Willfully neglects or refuses to appear, or refuses to

qualify as a witness or to testify or to produce any evidence which that person

may have been legally subpoenaed to produce;

   is guilty of an offense against the state and a military

court may punish that person in the same manner as the civil courts of the


History of Section.

(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-50; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)