Rule 121. Complaint; notice in lieu of
(a) Form of Complaint. The complaint is a written statement of the
essential facts constituting the offense charged. It shall be made upon oath
before the judge or the 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) Notice in lieu of complaint. Where the offense charged may constitute
a neighborhood or domestic dispute, but may not violate any statute or
ordinance, a notice may issue to the person or persons charged, requesting
their appearance in order to determine whether or not a complaint should
issue.--Amended July 17, 1972.
Joinder of counts
Offenses of the same class and punished by the same penalty may be
charged conjunctively in one count, but may not be charged disjunctively in the
same count unless expressly authorized by statute. Government of the Virgin
Islands v. McIntosh, D.C.V.I. 1958, 3 V.I. 423.
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