Courts and civil procedureProcedure in particular actions
§ 10-9-32 Judicial power to bring in
criminal defendants and witnesses.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be so construed as to restrain the
power of any court to issue a writ of habeas corpus, whenever necessary to
bring before them any prisoner for trial, in any criminal case lawfully pending
in the same court, or to bring in any prisoner to be examined as a witness in
any suit or proceeding, civil or criminal, pending in the court, whenever they
shall think the personal attendance and examination of the witness necessary
for the attainment of justice.
History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 682; G.L. 1909, ch. 305, § 31; G.L. 1923, ch. 356,
§ 31; G.L. 1938, ch. 584, § 31; G.L. 1956, § 10-9-32.)