• (a) At the time of making the return, the person on whom the same has been served shall also produce the body of the person detained according to the command of the writ, or show good cause for not doing so.

  • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 29-21-117

    • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

    (b) If the cause shown for not producing such person be sickness or infirmity, the fact shall be verified by affidavit, and other evidence if required.

  • (c) The court may thereupon proceed as if the party were produced, or adjourn to the place where such party then is, or to some other time and place, according to circumstances.