he has made his defence or been convicted of the crime alleged against him, for he  forfeits nothing until he is convicted.1 If anyone has acted to the contrary let this  writ be issued to the sheriff:
That they may be sustained out of their goods.
 2The king to the sheriff, greeting. Know that it was provided in our court before  us that no man arrested for homicide, or for any other felony for which he ought to  be imprisoned, shall be disseised of his lands, tenements or chattels until he has  been convicted of the felony of which he was charged. But as soon as he has been  arrested let the chattels of the arrested man be appraised and listed by the view of  the keepers of the pleas of our crown, and by your view or that of your bailiffs  and of law-abiding men, and safely kept by the bailiffs of the arrested man, who are  to find good security for answering for them before our justices when they are  demanded from them, saving his reasonable estovers to the man under arrest as  long as he is in prison and to his family their necessaries. If the arrested man is  convicted before the justices of the felony of which he was charged, let all the rest  of his chattels over and above the said estovers then remain to us according to the  custom of our realm, together with our term of a year and a day with respect to  that land.3 And if he can make his defence before our justices aforesaid and clear  himself of the felony alleged against him, let his chattels then remain in his  possession undisturbed. Therefore we order you to see that it is so done and observed  in your county in future. And we firmly enjoin you for the future not to lay hands  in any other way for that cause4 upon the lands and chattels of anyone arrested in  the manner aforesaid, lest we hear further complaint thereof. Witness etc. It will  be otherwise as to those who are fugitives, as was said above.5
How an arrested man ought to be brought before the justices.
 When the person thus arrested is to be brought before the justices he ought not to  be brought with his hands tied (though sometimes in leg-irons because of the danger  of escape) lest he may seem constrained to submit to any form of trial. When he  is brought and accused of the crime alleged against him, if he confesses it at once,  the judgment will be evident enough.
When there is one
[who] appeals him.  If he enters a denial and denies the crime,6 and there is someone who appeals him  by words lawfully constituting an appeal, he either7 denies everything charged  against him absolutely, just as it is charged against him, raising no exception  against the appellor, [or he does not. If he denies everything absolutely]
He has the power of choosing whether to place himself on a jury or defend himself by his body.
 he will have the choice of putting himself on the country, as to whether or not he is  guilty