46.1801 Designation of prosecutor-Filing complaint.

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(a) The pulenuu of each village, or his designee, shall serve as prosecutor before the court for the village, except that when the pulenuu is to be a witness, he shall designate another person as prosecutor.

(b) When a pulenuu has evidence that a village regulation has been violated, he may file a complaint with the village court. The complaint shall be in writing and a copy shall be served on the accused prior to arraignment. The complaint shall advise the accused in effective and understandable language of the following:

(1) the nature of the charge against him and the specific regulation involved;

(2) the time and place of his arraignment for the entry of his plea and the time and place of his trial if he pleads not guilty;

(3) his rights as enumerated in 46.1804;

(4) his right to a retrial de novo before the district court as provided in 46.1808.

History: 1969, PL 11-54; 1971, PL 12-16 § 2; and 1979, PL 16-52 § 4.

Amendments: 1979 Subsection (a): deleted “district” from before “court”. Subsection (1,): substituted, “village court”, for “district court” in first sentence, and, in paragraph (4), substituted “district court” for “High Court”.