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§10-9-32  Judicial power to bring in criminal defendants and witnesses. –

Published: 2015

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Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions


Habeas Corpus

SECTION 10-9-32

   § 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.)