OF THE TRIAL OF CRIMINALS.
AN ACT to expediate the trial of Criminal Cases.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That justices of the peace and other officers of this State, who give persons charged with the commission of any crime or misdemeanor, preliminary hearings, be, and they are hereby required to endorse on the backs of such commitments and recognizances, the names of the States witnesses, and their place of residence; and that the clerks of the peace of the respective counties, be, and they are hereby required to insert the place of residence of such witnesses after their names in the subpoenas; whosoever shall offend against the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not exceeding ten dollars. The object of this act being to prevent the expense and delay caused by the sheriff's being unable to find such witnesses.
Passed at Dover, March 29, 1887.