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The DC Code: § 16-1904 Forfeiture and penalty for failure to produce.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

If an officer or other person to whom a writ of habeas corpus is directed neglects or refuses to:

according to the command of the writ, he shall forfeit to the person detained the sum of $500, and be liable to attachment and punishment as for a contempt.

1
make return of the writ; or
2
bring the body of the person detained --

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1904. 1973 Ed., § 16-1904. DC CODE § 16-1904 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 584, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)