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Breach of Arrestment Act 1581

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It is statute and ordanit That the lordis of counsell and sessioun proceid summarlie and diligentlie in all actionis of deforcementis and breking of arreistmentis to be intentit befoir thame at the instance of quhatsumever personis and specialie that the saidis actionis quhen thai ar callit sall with all convenient speid without Intermissioun be put to ane point efter the calling thairof And that the personis convict of deforcementis or breking of arreistment salbe punesit be the . . . F1 punischment of thair personis at oure said souerane lordis will according to the lawes obseruit of befoir with this additioun That the pairte recoverair of the sentence salbe first pait of his debt and of his expensses to be heichlie taxit be the saidis lordis and of ane certane sowme of money to be modefeit at the saidis lordis discretioun to the pairty for the dampnage and interes sustenit be thame Anent the quhilk the pairty interest sall haue reddie executioun vpoun the first and Reddiest guidis and geir of the persoun convict . . . F2

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