§ 663.1 Petition
§ 663.2 Verification — presentation to court.
§ 663.3 Writ allowed — service.
§ 663.4 Application — to whom made.
§ 663.5 Inmates of state or federal institutions
§ 663.6 Writ refused
§ 663.7 Reasons endorsed
§ 663.8 Form of writ
§ 663.9 How issued
§ 663.10 Penalty for refusing
§ 663.11 Issuance on judge’s own motion.
§ 663.12 County attorney notified
§ 663.13 Service of writ
§ 663.14 Mode
§ 663.15 Defendant not found
§ 663.16 Power of officer
§ 663.17 Arrest
§ 663.19 Defects in writ
§ 663.20 Penalty for eluding writ
§ 663.21 Refusal to give copy of process
§ 663.22 Preliminary writ
§ 663.23 Arrest of defendant
§ 663.24 Execution of writ — return.
§ 663.25 Examination
§ 663.26 Informalities
§ 663.27 Appearance — answer.
§ 663.28 Body to be produced
§ 663.29 Penalty — contempt.
§ 663.30 Attachment
§ 663.31 Answer
§ 663.32 Transfer of plaintiff
§ 663.33 Copy of process
§ 663.34 Demurrer or reply — trial.
§ 663.35 Commitment questioned
§ 663.36 Nonpermissible issues
§ 663.37 Discharge
§ 663.38 Plaintiff held
§ 663.40 Plaintiff retained in custody
§ 663.41 Right to be present waived
§ 663.42 Disobedience of order
§ 663.43 Papers filed with clerk
§ 663.44 Costs

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 663 - Habeas Corpus

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Magistrate: means a judicial officer appointed under chapter 602, article 6, part 4. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • seal: shall include an impression upon the paper alone, or upon wax, a wafer affixed to the paper, or an official stamp of a notarial officer as provided in chapter 9B. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.