Section 6-6-181

Complaint to compel discovery, etc., of property - Intent to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors; charge of fraud to be answered; use of answer as evidence on fraud indictment.

(a) A complaint for discovery may be filed and the defendant compelled to answer such complaint when the defendant is charged with having confessed or suffered a judgment, where no portion or a part only of such judgment is due, with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors or with having conveyed his property with the like intent.

(b) A defendant may be compelled to answer a complaint in the circuit court charging him with any fraud affecting the rights or property of others.

(c) No answer made to a complaint under the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section can be read in evidence against the defendant on an indictment for any fraud charged in the complaint.

(Code 1852, §§2988-2990; Code 1867, §§3443-3445; Code 1876, §§3883-3885; Code 1886, §§3541-3543; Code 1896, §§815-817; Code 1907, §§3736-3738; Code 1923, §§7339-7341; Code 1940, T. 7, §§894-896.)