2022 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 4 - Coroners' Inquests.
Section 15-4-8 - Return of Inquisition and Preliminary Investigation to Circuit Court; Undertaking of Witnesses to Appear in Court.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 15-4-8 (2022)

Section 15-4-8

Return of inquisition and preliminary investigation to circuit court; undertaking of witnesses to appear in court.

(a) An inquisition taken under this chapter must be returned by the coroner forthwith, together with the written statement under oath taken by him on the preliminary investigation, to the clerk of the circuit court of the county.

(b) The coroner must also require all the material witnesses to enter into an undertaking to appear at the circuit court, if in session, or, if not, at the next session thereof; he may require surety to such undertaking and, on the failure of a witness to enter therein, may commit him until he enters into the same.

(Code 1852, §818; Code 1867, §4369; Code 1876, §3997; Code 1886, §4808; Code 1896, §4931; Code 1907, §7169; Code 1923, §4564; Code 1940, T. 15, §83.)

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