CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGSIN CRIMINAL CASES (Chapters 263 through 280)
PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
PROCEEDINGS TO PREVENT CRIMES
Justices keeping public peace; security
Section 1. The justices of the supreme judicial court, of the superior court, and of district courts may cause all laws made for the preservation of the public peace to be kept; and in the execution of that power may require persons to give security to keep the peace, or for their good behavior, or both, as provided in this chapter.