PREVENTION OF PUBLIC OFFENSES
19-209. Hearing of controverted charge. When the person informed against is brought before the magistrate, if the charge be controverted the magistrate must take testimony in relation thereto. The evidence must be reduced to writing and subscribed by the witnesses.
[(19-209) Cr. Prac. 1864, sec. 22, p. 216; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 7383; C.S., sec. 8633; I.C.A., sec. 19-209.]