901.11 Effect of not answering summons.—Failure to appear as commanded by a summons without good cause is an indirect criminal contempt of court and may be punished by a fine of not more than $100. When a person fails to appear as commanded by a summons, the trial court judge shall issue a warrant. If the trial court judge acquires reason to believe that the person summoned will not appear as commanded after issuing a summons, the trial court judge may issue a warrant.
History.—s. 11, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(11); s. 6, ch. 70-339; s. 1456, ch. 97-102; s. 23, ch. 2004-11.