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Rule 131. Dismissal for failure to prosecute

Where the Government is not prepared to proceed with trial on the trial date, the judge may direct that the complaint or information be heard on a continued date and a notice thereof be served on the complaining witness, all defendants and all other known witnesses by subpoena. Upon failure of the Government to prosecute on the day set, the judge may order the complaint dismissed.--Amended May 28, 1957; Oct. 14, 1994, eff. Nov. 16, 1994.

Statutory References

Transfer of duties and functions assigned to United States attorney to Attorney General, see 3 V.I.C. ' 114(a)(6).

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