SEC. 11-33-17. The writ.
On affidavit being made and bond given, the officer approving the bond shall issue one or more writs of attachment against the estate of the debtor, directed to the sheriff, or any other proper officer of the county or counties in which the defendant shall have property or debts, and shall be returnable to the next term of the circuit court of any county, or to the justice court of any county, in cases within the jurisdiction of the justice court, in which the defendant or property or debts of the defendant may be found and shall be the leading process of the suit.
SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 52, art. 3; 1871, Sec. 1428; 1880, Sec. 2418; 1892, Sec. 133; 1906, Sec. 137; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 129; 1930, Sec. 127; 1942, Sec. 2683. Laws, 1981, ch. 471, Sec. 34; 1982, ch. 423, Sec. 28, made eff from and after January 1, 1984, or, with respect to a given county, from and after such earlier date as the county appoints a justice court clerk pursuant to Sec. 9-11-27 (3).