§62-10-7. Offenses in presence of justice.
If any offense enumerated in section six of this article be
committed in the presence of a justice within his county, or, the
offender being brought before him, the commission thereof be proved
to his satisfaction, he may, besides requiring a bond or
recognizance with surety, as provided in the preceding section,
impose a fine upon the offender not exceeding five dollars. If
such bond or recognizance be not then and there given, or such fine
be not then and there paid, such justice shall commit the offender
to the jail of his county, there to remain until such bond or
recognizance be given, and such fine be paid; but no imprisonment
under this section shall continue more than ten days, at the end of
which the sheriff or jailer shall discharge the prisoner, unless he
has been commanded by proper authority to detain him for some other
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