Section 6-6-334

Failure of witnesses to attend or refusal to testify.

(a) Any witness, duly subpoenaed and failing to attend or refusing to testify may be fined by the district court judge not exceeding $100, for the use of the county, for which he may issue execution directed to the constable.

(b) The judgment specified in subsection (a) of this section must not be made absolute until 10 days after service of a written notice on such witness, informing him of the entry of such judgment.

(Code 1852, §§2869, 2870; Code 1867, §§3318, 3319; Code 1876, §§3715, 3716; Code 1886, §§3394, 3395; Code 1896, §§2141, 2142; Code 1907, §§4277, 4278; Code 1923, §§8018, 8019; Code 1940, T. 7, §§981, 982.)