Article 26.

Additional Powers of District Court Judges and Magistrates.

§ 7A‑291.  Additional powers of district court judges.

In addition to the jurisdiction and powers assigned in this Chapter, a district court judge has the following powers:

(1) To administer oaths;

(2) To punish for contempt;

(3) To compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence;

(4) To set bail;

(5) To issue arrest warrants valid throughout the State, and search warrants valid throughout the district of issue; and

(6) To issue all process and orders necessary or proper in the exercise of his powers and authority, and to effectuate his lawful judgments and decrees. (1965, c. 310, s. 1; 1969, c. 1190, s. 27; 1973, c. 1286, s. 11.)