not the king, as in the case of the death of a man wickedly slain,1 robbery, the crime  of forgery2 or the like, where the loss of life or members follows, let the same be done,  [though] permission will sometimes be obtained from the prince to allow such persons  to be released on bail.3 If the crime is of the lightest kind, involving nothing more than  an interdiction [from some activity] or exile from a vill or a county,4 such persons are  usually attached, according to some. If it is a delict,5 a trespass or injuria, though  contra pacem,6 the formal series of attachments ought to be observed, as in other  civil and personal actions. What the procedure ought to be in criminal cases may be  adequately drawn [from what has been said] above in the tractate on the pleas of the  crown. There are some civil and personal actions which for good reason demand  urgency and brook neither delays nor the formalities of attachments, but require  quick judgment, as may be seen if the thing is about to perish in time, as in the case  of crops and other things, [or] if loss and danger threaten the action by the lapse of  six months, lest after the time the collation to the church devolve upon the bishop.  Also the heinousness of the injuria and the dignity or the privilege of the person  against whom the injuria against the peace has been done, as7 against noble persons8  or foreigners who cannot long delay, as merchants and the like,9 and there may be  many other reasons. If the action is personal and civil, but not urgent, and the  person lawfully summoned does not appear on the day of summons, the plaintiff  offering himself for the suit against him on the first, second, third and fourth day,  the person summoned will be awaited no longer, but, because it cannot proceed to  judgment without his answer,10 let process issue against him, that he be attached by  pledges, whether the summons has been attested or has not, since it is not denied.
Enrolment after the default.
 Let the enrolment be in this form. A. offered himself on the fourth day against B.  with respect to such a plea (why he does not keep an agreement, or a fine made or the  like, and here11 let the gist of the action and the form of the writ be briefly12 inserted  and enrolled. Then let the enrolment say:) And he did not come and was summoned13  etc. Judgment: Let him be attached to be present on such a day to answer as to the  principal