Federal and State Laws
42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Chapter 65 - Habeas Corpus
Section 6501 - Writ Not To Be Suspended
The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in the case of rebellion or invasion the public safety...
Section 6502 - Power To Issue Writ
(a) General rule.--Any judge of a court of record may issue the writ of habeas corpus to inquire into the cause of detention of...
Section 6503 - Right To Apply For Writ
(a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection (b), an application for habeas corpus to inquire into the cause of detention may be brought by...
Section 6504 - Return On Writ
The writ, or the order to show cause why the writ should not issue, shall be directed to the person having custody of the...
Section 6505 - Interference With Writ Prohibited
Any person who shall fail or refuse to respond to a writ or to an order issued under this chapter, or who shall change...
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