TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-17
Trial

SECTION 12-17-8


§ 12-17-8 Compulsory process for defense witnesses.

Compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in favor of any person indicted or charged by information shall issue out of any court before which the person shall be brought for trial, upon a satisfactory showing that he or she is unable to procure witnesses at his or her own expense.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 65; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 65; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 68; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 68; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 61; G.L. 1956, § 12-17-8; P.L. 1972, ch. 169, § 23; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 13.)