Code of Alabama § 15-11-3 - Adjournment; Commitment of Defendant to Jail or Bail

Section 15-11-3

Adjournment; commitment of defendant to jail or bail.

When a defendant is brought before a district court under a warrant of arrest for preliminary examination, the court may adjourn the examination from time to time, as may be necessary, not exceeding 10 days at one time, without the consent of the defendant, and to the same or a different place in the county. In such case, if the defendant is charged with a capital offense, he must be committed to jail in the meantime; but if the offense is not capital, he may give bail in such sum as the court directs for his appearance for such further examination or, for the want thereof, must be committed. On the day to which the examination was adjourned, the defendant may be brought before the court by verbal order to the officer who had charge of him or by order in writing to a different person if the custody has been changed.

(Code 1852, §454; Code 1867, §4003; Code 1876, §4673; Code 1886, §4280; Code 1896, §5229; Code 1907, §7594; Code 1923, §5227; Code 1940, T. 15, §129.)

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