Section 12-22-111

Issuance, execution and return of subpoenas for witnesses; liability of witnesses failing to appear.

In cases of appeal, the clerk of the court shall issue subpoenas for such witnesses as may be required, both for the state and for the accused, returnable to the next session of the court to which the appeal is taken, which subpoenas shall be executed by the sheriff and returned to such circuit court. If witnesses so summoned fail to appear and testify as required, they shall be liable to the same penalties, forfeitures and proceedings as if the subpoenas had been issued out of the circuit court.

(Code 1852, §506; Code 1867, §4056; Code 1876, §4726; Code 1886, §4228; Code 1896, §4624; Code 1907, §6727; Code 1923, §3840; Code 1940, T. 15, §360.)