Section 14. The fees of sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and constables in proceedings under the provisions of chapter two hundred and twenty-four shall be as follows:

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws ch. 262 sec. 14

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

For the service of the summons, or any other process, the fee for which is not otherwise provided by this section, for copies and for travel in serving the same, the same fees as for serving an original summons in an action at law.

For the commitment of a defendant or debtor under the provisions of said chapter two hundred and twenty-four, one dollar for each commitment, and one dollar for each copy left with the jailer.

For each day’s attendance at court on the examination of a defendant or debtor in his custody, or in the service of a writ of habeas corpus under section twenty-two of said chapter, including the fee for custody, five dollars.

The necessary expense of a conveyance to and from the jail in the service of such a process.