§ 20 No Imprisonment for Non-Payment of Costs in Certain Cases
§ 21 No Imprisonment for Non-Payment of Money Pursuant to Judgment or Order Requiring Payment of Money Due Upon Contract
§ 22 Privilege of Officers and Prisoner From Arrest While Passing Through Another County
§ 23 No Person to Be Arrested in Civil Proceedings Without a Statutory Provision
§ 24 Privilege From Arrest of Officers of Courts of Record
§ 25 Witness Exempt From Arrest
§ 26 Action Against Officer Making Arrest of Exempt Person
§ 27 Discharge of Exempt Witness
§ 28 Medical Attention for Persons Under Arrest
§ 28*2 Civil Arrest; Certain Locations

Terms Used In New York Laws > Civil Rights > Article 3 - Privilege From Arrest

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • 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.