46-4-304. Conduct of investigative inquiry. (1) The prosecutor may examine under oath all witnesses subpoenaed pursuant to this part. Testimony must be recorded. The witness has the right to have counsel present at all times. If the witness does not have funds to obtain counsel, the judge or justice shall order the office of state public defender, provided for in 47-1-201, to assign counsel.
(2) The secrecy and disclosure provisions relating to grand jury proceedings apply to proceedings conducted under subsection (1). A person who divulges the contents of the application or the proceedings without legal privilege to do so is punishable for contempt of court.
(3) All penalties for perjury or preparing, submitting, or offering false evidence apply to proceedings conducted under this part.
History: En. 95-721 by Sec. 2, Ch. 486, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 95-721; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 800, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 39, Ch. 449, L. 2005.