When any defendant is committed to jail under a writ of arrest, the sheriff must retain or deliver to the jailer a copy of the writ, which copy is as good authority for the detention of the defendant as the original writ.

(Code 1852, §610; Code 1867, §4162; Code 1876, §4833; Code 1886, §4401; Code 1896, §5257; Code 1907, §6290; Code 1923, §3284; Code 1940, T. 15, §175.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 15-10-46

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.