WITNESSES IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
19-3010. Disobedience to subpoena. Disobedience to a subpoena, or a refusal to be sworn or to testify as a witness, may be punished by the court or magistrate as a contempt. A witness disobeying a subpoena issued on the part of the defendant, unless he show good cause for his nonattendance, is liable to the defendant in the sum of $100, which may be recovered in a civil action.
[(19-3010) Cr. Prac. 1864, secs. 546, 548, pp. 279 and 280; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 8153; C.S., sec. 9137; I.C.A., sec. 19-2909.]