General Laws

Section 25A. The court shall have like power and authority for enforcing orders, sentences, judgments and decrees made or pronounced in the exercise of any jurisdiction vested in it, and for punishing contempts of such orders, sentences, judgments or decrees and other contempts of its authority, as are vested for such or similar purposes in the supreme judicial court in relation to any civil action pending therein. Commitments for such contempts may be made to any jail in the Commonwealth. Orders, precepts and processes issued by the court may be served in Suffolk county by the officer in attendance upon the sessions of said court in said county, or in any county by any deputy sheriff to whom they are directed.