Rule 159. Plea of guilty; procedure
(a) Notice to defendant. Before accepting a plea of guilty to a traffic
offense other than a parking offense, the court shall inform the defendant that
a record of the conviction will be sent to the Commissioner of the Department
of Public Safety of this territory or the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of the
state where the defendant received his license to drive, to become a part of
his driving record.
(b) Hearing witnesses. In all cases, except those where a plea of guilty
has been entered, the court shall hear the witnesses in support of the
complaint prior to judgment and sentence. This provision shall not apply to
pleas accepted by the violations clerk under Rule 160.
Change of names of Department and Commissioner of Public Safety. Act
June 15, 1984, No. 4964, ' 1, Sess. L. 1984, p. 177, changed the names of the
Department of Public Safety and the Commissioner of Public Safety to U.S.
Virgin Islands Police Department and Police Commissioner.
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