Information may be laid by anyone, whether he is interested in the land trespassed on or not1. Though usually made in writing it need not be so2, but unless it is in writing and substantiated on oath a justice may not issue a warrant for arrest3; nor should a warrant be issued where a summons will effect the purpose4, but if a summons is ineffectual in obtaining the defendant's presence at the hearing a warrant may be issued
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