C-25.1 - Code of Penal Procedure

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53. Examination of a witness detained in custody must begin without undue delay and not later than the eighth day following his arrest or the order for continued detention made by the Superior Court; otherwise, the witness must be released unconditionally unless he is detained for some other reason.
Where a judge orders the detention of a witness to be continued, he may reschedule the hearing to an earlier date so that examination of the witness may begin within the prescribed time. The clerk must notify the parties accordingly.
1987, c. 96, a. 53.