324. Where the defendant cannot be found and where he did not pay the sums due, the collector may, in order to recover the sums in accordance with this chapter, apply to the judge to issue a warrant ordering that the defendant be arrested and brought before the collector.
Where the defendant cannot be brought forthwith before the collector, the person who arrested him shall release him from custody providing he gives his address or, if necessary, any information confirming the accuracy thereof, and undertakes to appear before the collector on the day specified in the recognizance; where the defendant refuses to comply with these requirements, he shall be brought before the judge who issued the warrant of arrest or a judge having jurisdiction to issue such a warrant within the same judicial district or before a judge having jurisdiction in the judicial district where the warrant was executed. Where the defendant persists in his refusal, the judge shall order his imprisonment and issue a warrant of committal in default of payment of the sums due.
1987, c. 96, a. 324; 1995, c. 51, s. 38.