§ 8.01-657

How directed and returnable

The writ shall be directed to the person in whose custody the petitioner is detained and shall be made returnable as soon as may be before the court ordering the same, or any other of such courts.Provided that in the event the allegations of illegality of the petitioner’s detention present a case for the determination of unrecorded matters of fact relating to any previous judicial proceeding, such writ shall be made returnable before the court in which such judicial proceeding occurred.


Code 1950, § 8-598; 1958, c. 215; 1977, c. 617.


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