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      CCRP 359     


Art. 359.  Nonproduction of person confined; justification

If the person in custody cannot for any reason be brought before the court, the reasons therefor shall be stated in the answer.  If the court is satisfied with the reasons stated, the hearing may proceed without his presence.  If the court is not satisfied with the reasons stated, it may require the immediate production of the person in custody.

Amended by Acts 1976, No. 448, §1; Acts 1980, No. 429, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1981.

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