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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 26: Failure to appear and abide orders as contempt

Section 26. If a defendant so summoned fails, without reasonable cause, to appear and abide the orders of the court or justice, he shall be considered in contempt of court, and may be punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars. A warrant, if necessary, may be issued at any time after the issue of such summons, whether it has been served or not.