In an action of replevin brought to recover personal property to which the plaintiff is entitled, that is alleged to have been wrongfully taken by or to be in the possession of and wrongfully detained by the defendant, it is not necessary to demand possession of the property before bringing the action; but the costs of the action may be awarded as the court orders.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-3701. 1973 Ed., § 16-3701. DC CODE § 16-3701 Current through December 11, 2012
(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 604, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)