7009. Hearing. (a) Notice before hearing. Where the detention is by virtue of a mandate, the court shall not adjudicate the issues in the proceeding until written notice of the time and place of the hearing has been served either personally eight days prior to the hearing, or in any other manner or time as the court may order,
1. where the mandate was issued in a civil cause, upon the person interested in continuing the detention or upon his attorney; or,
2. where a person is detained by order of the family court, or by order of any court while a proceeding affecting him or her is pending in the family court, upon the judge who made the order. In all such proceedings, the court shall be represented by the attorney-general; or,
3. in any other case, upon the district attorney of the county in which the person was detained when the writ was served and upon the district attorney of the county from which he was committed.
(b) Reply to return. The petitioner or the person detained may deny under oath, orally or in writing, any material allegation of the answering affidavits or allege any fact showing that the person detained is entitled to be discharged.
(c) Hearing to be summary. The court shall proceed in a summary manner to hear the evidence produced in support of and against the detention and to dispose of the proceeding as justice requires.
(d) Sickness or infirmity of person detained. Where it is proved to the satisfaction of the court that the person detained is too sick or infirm to be brought to the appointed place, the hearing may be held without his presence, may be adjourned, or may be held at the place where the prisoner is detained.
(e) Custody during proceeding. Pending final disposition, the court may place the person detained in custody or parole him or admit him to bail as justice requires.
Last modified: February 3, 2019