Obtaining attendance of witnesses

159 Issue of summons to witness

(1)

Either the prosecutor or the defendant may at any time obtain from a judicial officer or a Registrar a summons calling on any person to appear as a witness at any hearing in relation to a charge.

(2)

A summons issued under subsection (1) may require the person summoned to bring with him or her and produce at the hearing any document or thing that is specified in the summons.

(3)

A person commits an offence if that person—

(a)

has been served with a summons issued under subsection (1) requiring the person to appear as a witness at a hearing; and

(b)

refuses or fails, without reasonable excuse, to appear or to produce any document or thing required by the summons to be produced.

(4)

A person who commits an offence under subsection (3) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Compare: 1957 No 87 s 20(1), (2), (5); 1961 No 43 s 351(2)