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When habeas corpus may issue
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 19
§ 767. When habeas corpus may issue. If the accused is in the custody
of a sheriff, or other officer, by virtue of an execution against his
person, or by virtue of a mandate for any other contempt or misconduct,
or a commitment on a criminal charge the court, upon proof of the facts,
may issue a writ of habeas corpus, directed to the officer, requiring
him to bring the accused before it, to answer for the offense charged.
The officer to whom the writ is directed, or upon whom it is served,
must bring him before the court, and detain him at the place where the
court is sitting, until the further order of the court.