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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 59: Forms used in prosecutions

Section 59. The forms heretofore in use may continue to be used in prosecutions under this chapter, and if substantially followed shall be deemed sufficient to fully and plainly, substantially and formally describe the several offences in each of them set forth, and to authorize the lawful doings of the officers acting by virtue of the warrants issued in substantial conformity therewith; but this section shall not exclude the use of other suitable forms.