TITLE 8
Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts

CHAPTER 8-9
Probate Courts

SECTION 8-9-21


§ 8-9-21 Contempt of court – Habeas corpus.

Every probate court may punish any contempt of its authority by fine or imprisonment or both. Every probate court may issue writs of habeas corpus to bring before it any person in jail to be examined as a witness in any suit or proceeding pending in the court, that the ends of justice may be attained, and for no other purpose.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 733; G.L. 1909, ch. 307, § 13; P.L. 1910, ch. 585, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 358, § 13; G.L. 1938, ch. 569, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 8-9-21.)