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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 900
GENERAL PROVISIONS
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CHAPTER 900
TITLE XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
CHAPTER 900
GENERAL PROVISIONS
900.01 Title.
900.02 Effective date.
900.03 Courts vested with criminal jurisdiction; process.
900.04 Contempts.
900.01 Title.Chapters 900-925 may be cited as the “Criminal Procedure Law.”
History.s. 320, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(333); s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945; s. 1, ch. 70-339.
Note.Former s. 925.03.
900.02 Effective date.The Criminal Procedure Law shall become effective at 12:01 a.m., January 1, 1971, and shall govern the procedure in all criminal cases instituted after that time.
History.s. 321, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(334); s. 1, ch. 70-339.
Note.Former s. 925.02.
900.03 Courts vested with criminal jurisdiction; process.
(1) Original jurisdiction in criminal cases is vested in the circuit courts and county courts.
(2) Courts having criminal jurisdiction may issue writs and process necessary to the exercise of the criminal jurisdiction and the writs and process shall have effect through the state.
History.RS 2792, 2793; GS 3842, 3843; RGS 5937, 5938; CGL 8203, 8204; s. 10, ch. 65-483; s. 2, ch. 70-339; s. 34, ch. 73-334.
Note.Former ss. 932.01, 932.02.
900.04 Contempts.Said courts, in the exercise of their criminal jurisdiction may punish for contempts as in the exercise of their civil jurisdiction, and the county courts shall possess, in this respect, the same powers as the circuit courts.
History.RS 2794; GS 3844; RGS 5939; CGL 8205; s. 3, ch. 70-339; s. 34, ch. 73-334.
Note.Former s. 932.03.
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