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Duties Of Sheriffs And Constables


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  • ISBN-13: 9781145737297
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/24/2010
  • Pages: 602
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.22 (d)

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CHAPTER III. CONSTABLES. § 93. Nature of the Office. §94. Duties of the Office. § 95. Appointment of Deputies. § 96. Law Governing Acts of Constable?. § 97. Arrest Outside of CountyFee:--. £ 93. Nature Of the Office.The constable is the executive officer of the justice's courts in his township, and usually has by statute the same powers and duties as to the court and its process as the sheriff has with reference to the courts of record of the county. (California. Secs. 4104, 4314-5 Political Code.) § 94. Duties Of the Office."Constables must attend the courts of justices of the peace within their townships whenever so required, and within their counties execute, serve, and return all process and notices directed or delivered to them by a justice of the peace of such county or by any competent authority." They also have the same general duties as the sheriff, excepting as to the custody of the county jail and attendance upon courts of record, as mentioned in Section 22, ante. Express statutory provision is also usually made, giving the constable the same powers as the sheriff in cases of attachment, replevin, and the like, in the justice's courts. (California. Secs. 4314-5 Political Code; Secs. 869, 870 Code Civil Procedure.) § 95. Appointment of Deputies.A constable may appoint as many deputies as may be necessary for the prompt and faithful discharge of the duties of his office. Such appointment must be made in writing and filed in the office of the county clerk; and until such appointment is made and filed, and until such deputy shall have taken the oath of office, no one shall be or act as such deputy. (California. Sec. 61 Co. Govt.Bill, Stats. 1893, p. 367.) § 96. Law Governing Acts of Constables. As the duties and powers of constables...
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