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     26-7A-45.   Failure to appear before the court--Contempt. If the party having custody of an alleged child in need of supervision or alleged delinquent child, without reasonable cause, fails to bring the child before the court and to appear in person or by attorney with the child as required by the summons, the party may be proceeded against as in a case of civil contempt.
     If the summons requires the party having custody of an alleged abused or neglected child to appear either in person or by attorney with the child at the time, date, and place stated in the summons and the child is in the custody of the party and not previously taken into temporary custody, the party having custody of the child shall produce the child before the court. If the party having custody of the child, without reasonable cause, fails to bring the child before the court and to appear, in person or by attorney, with the child, the party may be proceeded against as in a case of civil contempt.

Source: SDC 1939, § 43.0309; SL 1961, ch 212; SL 1968, ch 164, § 7; SL 1991, ch 217, § 57B; SDCL, § 26-8-17.


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