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The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 24 : Municipal and County Government


Subchapter 005 : SHERIFFS

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 301)
  • § 301. Penalty for refusal to assist

    A person being required in the name of the State by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, high bailiff, deputy bailiff, or constable, who neglects or refuses to assist the officer in the execution of his or her office, in a criminal cause, in the preservation of the peace, in the apprehension and securing of a person for a breach of the peace, in a search and seizure of alcohol as defined in 7 V.S.A. § 2 or in transporting the alcohol when seized, or in a case of escape or rescue of persons arrested on civil process, shall be fined not more than $500.00, unless the circumstances under which his or her assistance is called for amount to a riot, in which case he or she shall be imprisoned not more than six months or fined not more than $100.00, or both. (Amended 2017, No. 83, § 157.)