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The DC Code: § 23-701 Warrants for the arrest of fugitives from justice.

Index23 Criminal Procedure. (Refs & Annos)

Whenever any person who is (1) within the District of Columbia, (2) charged with any offense committed in any State, and (3) liable by the Constitution and laws of the United States to be delivered over upon the demand of the Governor of that State, any judge of the Superior Court may, upon complaint on oath or affirmation of any credible witness, setting forth the offense, that the person is a fugitive from justice, and such other matters as are necessary to bring the case within the provisions of law, issue a warrant to bring the person so charged before the Superior Court, to answer the complaint.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 23-701. 1973 Ed., § 23-701. DC CODE § 23-701 Current through December 11, 2012


(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 631, Pub. L. 91-358, title II, § 210(a).)