TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

SECTION 12-21-24


§ 12-21-24 Complaint or information asking forfeiture.

The person making or directing a seizure shall without unnecessary delay make complaint on oath and in writing to a judge of the district court for the division in which the offense for which the forfeiture has accrued was committed, regardless of the value of the property seized, and jurisdiction is conferred on the district court to try and determine the matter notwithstanding the value of the property seized is in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000).

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 288, § 16; C.P.A. 1905, § 1222; P.L. 1906, ch. 1340, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, § 18; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, § 18; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, § 18; G.L. 1956, § 12-21-24; P.L. 1965, ch. 168, § 8; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 28.)