FSMC, TITLE 6.  JUDICIAL PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 10
Fees, Costs, and Fines

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SUBCHAPTER II
Disposition of Fines

SECTIONS

1021. Court fines.
1022. Civil fines.

1021. Court fines.

All fines imposed by any court shall be paid into the Treasury of the Trust Territory; except that any fine imposed by any court under the authority of any District or municipal law shall be paid into the treasury of the jurisdiction which enacted the law.

Source: TT Code 1966 175(a); TT Code 1970, 6 TTC 451; COM PL 5-54 1; TT Code 1980, 6 TTC 451.

1022. Civil fines.

(1) Any fine imposed in accordance with law by anyone other than a court shall be paid into the Treasury of the Trust Territory, unless the law under which it is imposed otherwise directs. Such fines shall be considered civil fines and no person shall be imprisoned solely for failure to pay them, but any such fine may be collected in the manner provided for collection of taxes in chapter 1 of title 54 of this code, or as may be provided in the law under which the fine is imposed, provided it is not inconsistent with this section.

(2) In any civil suit to collect such a fine, the written statement of the person who assessed the fine shall have the same effect as that of the treasurer of a taxing unit under section 202 of title 54 of this code.

Source: TT Code 1966 175(c); TT Code 1970, 6 TTC 452; TT Code 1980, 6 TTC 452.

Cross-reference: Title 54 of this code is on Taxation and Customs.