1707.24 Contempt proceedings.

In case any person fails to file any statement or report, to obey any subpoena, to give testimony, to answer questions, or to produce any books, records, or papers as required by the division of securities under sections 1707.01 to 1707.45 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, the court of common pleas of any county in the state, upon application made to it by the division and upon proof made to it by the division of such failure, may make an order awarding process of subpoena or subpoena duces tecum for such person to appear and testify before the division, and may order any person to give testimony and answer questions, and to produce books, records, or papers, as required by the division. Upon the filing of such order in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas, said clerk, under the seal of said court, shall issue process of subpoena for such person to appear before the division at a time and place named in such subpoena, and thereafter from day to day until the examination of such person is completed. Such subpoena may contain a direction that such witness bring with him to such examination any books, records, or papers mentioned in such subpoena. Said clerk shall also issue, under the seal of said court, such other orders, in reference to such examination, appearance, and production of books, records, or papers, as said court directs. If any person so summoned by subpoena fails to obey such subpoena, to give testimony, to answer questions as required, to produce any books, records, or papers so required, or to obey an order of the court, the court, on motion supported by proof, may order an attachment for contempt to be issued against the person charged with disobedience of any order or injunction issued by such court under sections 1707.01 to 1707.45 , inclusive, of the Revised Code. If such person is brought before the court by virtue of said attachment, and if upon a hearing such disobedience appears, such court may order such offender to be committed and kept in close custody.

Cite as R.C. § 1707.24

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953