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Article 550 - NY Criminal Procedure Law

SECURING ATTENDANCE OF DEFENDANTS--IN GENERAL

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550.10Securing attendance of defendants; in general.
S 550.10 Securing attendance of defendants; in general.
  Depending upon the status of a criminal action pending against a
defendant, the geographical location of the defendant at the time and
other factors, his attendance thereat for purposes of arraignment or
prosecution may be secured by the following methods:
  1.  If the defendant has never been arraigned in the action, and if he
is at liberty within the state, his attendance may, under given
circumstances, be secured by a warrant of arrest, as prescribed in
article one hundred twenty, a superior court warrant of arrest, as
prescribed in subdivision three of section 210.10, or a summons, as
prescribed in article one hundred thirty.
  2.  If the defendant has been arraigned in the action and, by virtue
of a securing order, is either in the custody of the sheriff or at
liberty within the state on his own recognizance or on bail, his
attendance may be secured as follows:
  (a)  If the defendant is confined in the custody of the sheriff, the
court may direct the sheriff to produce him;
  (b)  If the defendant is at liberty within the state as a result of an
order releasing him on his own recognizance or on bail, the court may
secure his attendance by notification or by the issuance of a bench
warrant.
  3. If the defendant`s attendance cannot be secured by methods
described in subdivisions one and two, either because he is outside the
state or because he is confined in an institution within the state as a
result of an order issued in some other action, proceeding or matter,
his attendance may, under indicated circumstances, be secured by
procedures prescribed in the ensuing articles of this title.

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