Section 12-16-213

Refusal of witness to testify before grand jury as to gaming or lottery.

Any person who is summoned as a witness before the grand jury to answer as to any gaming or lottery within his knowledge and who fails or refuses to attend and testify in obedience to such summons without a good excuse, to be determined by the court, is guilty of a contempt and also a misdemeanor and, on conviction for such misdemeanor, shall be fined not less than $20.00 nor more than $300.00 and may also be imprisoned in the county jail or sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than three months.

(Code 1852, §38; Code 1867, §3579; Code 1876, §4136; Code 1886, §4066; Code 1896, §4806; Code 1907, §995; Code 1923, §4245; Code 1940, T. 14, §273; Code 1975, §13-7-30.)