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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 26D: Summons for violation of Secs. 26A or 26B

Section 26D. A summons may be issued instead of a warrant for arrest upon a complaint for a violation of section 26A or 26B if in the judgment of the court or justice receiving the complaint there is reason to believe that the defendant will appear upon a summons. Nothing in this section shall limit a law enforcement officer's power to arrest under any other provisions of the General Laws or at common law.