23A-6-26. (Rule 9(a)) Warrant or summons on indictment--Delivery for execution--Warrant on defendant's failure to respond to summons. Upon request of a prosecuting attorney, a circuit court judge, in the case of a felony, and a magistrate judge, in the case of a misdemeanor or at the direction of the presiding judge of the circuit in the case of a felony, may issue a warrant for each defendant named in an indictment. A circuit court judge, or magistrate judge in an appropriate case, may issue a summons instead of a warrant upon the request of a prosecuting attorney. Upon like request or direction a court may issue more than one warrant or summons for the same defendant. The warrant or summons shall be delivered to a law enforcement officer or other person authorized by law to execute or serve it. If a defendant fails to appear in response to a summons, a warrant shall be issued.
Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 34.1235; SDCL, § 23-31-9; SL 1978, ch 178, § 85; SL 1999, ch 121, § 2.
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