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  548.171.  Extension of time of commitment — adjournment. — If the accused is not arrested under warrant of the governor by the expiration of the time specified in the warrant or bond, a judge or associate circuit judge may discharge him or may recommit him for a further period not to exceed sixty days, or a judge or associate circuit judge may again take bail for his appearance and surrender, as provided in section 548.161, but within a period not to exceed sixty days after the date of such new bond.

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(L. 1953 p. 425 § 17)

(1954) Where court committed accused for fifteen days under § 548.151 and then recommitted him for another fifteen days under § 548.171, its power was spent and no further commitment could be made. Christopher v. Tozer (A.), 263 S.W.2d 864.


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