New York Debtor & Creditor Law Section 172 - Imprisonment for contumacy.

172. Imprisonment for contumacy. If any person so brought before such judge or justice, shall refuse to be sworn, or to answer satisfactorily, all lawful questions put to him, or shall refuse to sign the examination, not having a reasonable objection thereto, to be allowed by such judge or justice, the judge or justice shall by warrant commit such person to prison, there to remain without bail, until he shall submit to be sworn or to answer as required, or to sign such examination; in which warrant the particular default of the person committed shall be specified; and if it be in not answering any question, such question shall also be specified therein.

Last modified: February 3, 2019