Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
Rules Governing the
Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Rule 99. Complaint

(a) The complaint in an adult cause shall be a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. It shall be verified by the oath of the person complaining before a judge, clerk or deputy clerk of the court, or the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands or such Assistant Attorney General as the Attorney General shall authorize in writing, as well as any complaint clerk in the office of the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands.

(b) Every complaint for support shall clearly state the statute or statutes relied upon by the plaintiff. Sufficient allegations shall be set forth to apprise the defendant and the court of the probable proofs and evidence that will be submitted. The complaint shall state the names, addresses and ages of all parties, and their children, and shall indicate where and with whom the children are presently residing.

(c) Complaints for the violation of the criminal law shall be brought in the name of the Government of the Virgin Islands.--Amended May 27, 1965; July 17, 1972.

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