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The DC Code: § 23-1501 Definitions.

Index23 Criminal Procedure. (Refs & Annos)

As used in this chapter --

The term "witness" includes a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution, or proceeding.
The term "State" includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and any other territory or possession of the United States.
The term "summons" includes a subpoena, order, or other notice requiring the appearance of a witness.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 23-1501. 1973 Ed., § 23-1501. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 1 of the Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from Without a State in Criminal Proceedings. See 11 Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on WESTLAW. DC CODE § 23-1501 Current through December 11, 2012


(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 650, Pub. L. 91-358, title II, § 210(a).)