Proposed Revision of the Statute Laws Volume 1-4

Proposed Revision of the Statute Laws Volume 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: present during the examination of the complainant and the witnesses on the part of the prosecution, and during the examination of the prisoner; but such counsel shall not be permitted to interrupt the examination, nor to object to any question put by the magistrate, nor to put any question to the prisoner during his examination. New. 15. At the commencement of the examination, the prisoner shall be informed by the magistrate, that he is at liberty to refuse to answer any question that may be put to him, or to answer such question in any manner he may think proper; but he shall also be cautioned, that a refusal to answer, without sufficient reason, or a departure from the truth, will operate as a circumstance against him, as well on the question of his commitment, as upon his trial. ib. 16. The answers of the prisoner to the several interrogatories shall be reduced to writing by the magistrate, or under his direction, they shall be shown or read to the prisoner, who may correct or add to them; and when made conformable to what he declares is the truth, shall be certified and signed by the magistrate. The examination may be signed by the prisoner; if he refuse to sign it, the magistrate shall subjoin a statement, of the fact, together with the reason, if any, assigned for such refusal. lb. 17. After the examination of the prisoner is completed, his witnesses, if he have any, shall be sworn and examined, and he may have the assistance of counsel in such examination, and upon the subsequent proceedings of the magistrate. lb. See 1 Chitty, crim. law, 89. 18. The witnesses produced on the part either of the prisoner, or of the prosecution, shall not be present at the examination of the prisoner; and while more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675266X
  • 9781236752666