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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 161 : Inquests as to Criminal Matters

Subchapter 003 : Investigations Ordered by Superior Judge or Attorney General

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 5161)
  • § 5161. Investigation of crime by experts

    To prevent a failure of Justice, a Superior Judge or the Attorney General may order an examination to be made by an expert or experts, either within or without the State, in the investigation of a crime supposed to have been committed within the State. Such order shall be made only on the petition of the State’s Attorney for the county in which the crime is supposed to have been committed, setting forth the facts because of which the order is applied for, and verified by affidavit, and shall name the expert or experts by whom the examination is to be made, and limit the expense of the examination. Such expense shall be paid in the manner provided for the payment of witness fees in State causes in the Superior Court. (Amended 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974.)