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Further powers of judges; process and mandates
Uniform District Court Act (UDC) CHAPTER 565, ARTICLE 20
§ 2005. Further powers of judges; process and mandates.

The judges of the court shall have the power and jurisdiction to send
processes and other mandates in any matter of which they have
jurisdiction into any county of the state, for service or execution, as
provided by the criminal procedure law; and particularly to compel the
attendance of witnesses, to order the conditional examination of
witnesses, to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses without
the state, to inquire into the sanity of a defendant and to dismiss the
prosecution of an action conformably to the provisions of the criminal
procedure law, and to punish for criminal contempt a person guilty
thereof in the manner and subject to the limitations prescribed for
courts of record by the judiciary law. Notwithstanding the provisions of
subdivision two of section 130.40 of the criminal procedure law, a
summons returnable in a district court alleging a violation of any
state, municipal or local law, regulation, ordinance or rule governing
the ownership or conditions of real property or any building, structure,
improvement, or conditions thereon located within the jurisdiction of
the court may be served anywhere in the state.