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Arrest and conviction of offender
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 4
§ 34. Arrest and conviction of offender. The public welfare officials
shall see that the provisions of this article are enforced in their
respective towns. Any citizen may arrest any person trading as a peddler
who neglects or refuses to produce his license on demand, and shall
immediately convey such person before some justice of the peace of the
county. If the fact that the person so arrested has traded without a
license be proved to the satisfaction of the justice, he shall convict
such person of an offense against this article and on such conviction
shall issue his warrant to some constable of the county, commanding such
constable to levy and collect from the personal property of the offender
the sum of twenty-five dollars, with the costs of the proceeding, not
exceeding five dollars. The penalty collected on such warrant shall be
paid by the justice to the public welfare official of the town where the
offense was committed.

If it appears in said proceeding that the person arrested refused to
produce his license or to disclose his name when lawfully required, no
costs shall be allowed such defendant, nor shall he maintain an action
for false imprisonment.