Page images
PDF
EPUB

GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THIS CODE.

SXOTION.

. Abatement of nuisance.....

953 No part of this Code retroactive, unless expressly so declared..... 954 Present tense includes future, etc...

955 Definition of “writing"

956 Definition of "oath" ..

957 Definition of “signature".

958 Definition of “magistrate",

959 Definition of "peace officer”

960 Definition of “court of sessions”.

961 To what actions and proceedings this Code applies.

982 When Code to take effect...

988

[ocr errors]
[graphic]
[graphic]

THE CODE

OF

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK.

Laws 1881, Chapter 442.

AN ACT
TO ESTABLISH A CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

PASSED June 1, 1881; three-fifths being present.

The People of the Siate of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS.
SECTION 1. Title of the Code.

2. Divisions of the Code.
3. No person punishable but on legal conviction.
4. Crimes, how prosecuted.
5. Criminal action defined.
6. Parties to a criminal action.
7. The party prosecuted known as defendant.
8. Rights of defendant in a criminal action.
9. Second prosecution for the same crime prohibited.
10. No person to be a witness against himself in a criminal action

or to be unnecessarily restrained. SECTION 1. Title of the Code. — This act shall be known as the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York.

This Code is general in its nature, purports to apply to all criminal proceedings, and was passed for the purpose of blending into one intelligent and consistent act, all the various proceedings necessary, in administering the criminal law. Fraser v. Board, etc., 17 State Rep. 875.

* See Laws 1892, ch. 677, 29, post.

« PreviousContinue »