2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 915 Habeas Corpus
Sec. 52-467. Punishment for refusal to obey writ or accept copy.

      Sec. 52-467. Punishment for refusal to obey writ or accept copy. If any person having the custody of the body of anyone directed to be presented to the court or to a judge by a writ of habeas corpus duly served fails to present the body according to the command in the writ, or refuses to accept the copy of the writ offered in service, or in any way fraudulently avoids presenting the body according to the command, or, having presented the body, does not make return of the cause of detaining the person in custody, he shall be guilty of a contempt of court and may be punished for contempt by the court or judge by commitment, and shall pay to the person so held in custody two hundred dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8203; P.A. 82-160, S. 170.)

      History: P.A. 82-160 rephrased the section.

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