2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-844. Arrest of debtor in danger of leaving state, concealing himself or transferring assets - Undertaking - Commitment.

12 OK Stat § 12-844 (2015) What's This?

When by affidavit of the judgment creditor or otherwise it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the judge of any court of record having civil jurisdiction in a county wherein the defendant may be arrested, that there is danger of the judgment debtor leaving the state, or of concealing himself, or of his removal or transfer of his assets outside the state, the judge shall issue a warrant requiring the sheriff of the county to arrest the judgment debtor and bring him before such judge. Upon being brought before the judge, the judgment debtor shall be examined on oath and other witnesses on either side may be summoned by the judge and examined upon oath. If on such examination, it appears that the judgment debtor has in his possession or under his control property which he unjustly refuses to apply to the satisfaction of the creditor's judgment, the judge may order application thereof as provided in 12 O.S. 1961, Section 850. In addition, if it shall clearly appear on the examination that there is danger of the judgment debtor leaving the state or of his removing or transferring his property therefrom, the judge shall order him to enter into an undertaking, in such sum as the judge may prescribe with one or more sureties that he will from time to time attend for examination before the judge or a referee as may be directed. In default of entering into such an undertaking, he may be committed to the jail of the county, by warrant of the judge, as for contempt.

R.L. 1910, § 5192. Amended by Laws 1965, c. 300, § 3.

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