When the officer's return of a writ of replevin issued pursuant to this subchapter is that he has served the defendant with copies of the complaint, affidavit, and summons, but that he could not obtain possession of the goods and chattels sued for, the plaintiff may prosecute the action for the value of the property and damages for detention, or he may renew the writ in order to obtain possession of the goods and chattels themselves.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-3705. 1973 Ed., § 16-3705. DC CODE § 16-3705 Current through December 11, 2012
(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 604, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)