2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 8 - Summary Trials for Certain Offenses Against Navigation Laws (Sections 391 - 396)
Sec. 391 - Summary trials authorized

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CHAPTER 8 - SUMMARY TRIALS FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES AGAINST NAVIGATION LAWS
Sec. 391 - Summary trials authorized
Containssection 391
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditR.S. §4300; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, §1, 62 Stat. 909.
Statutes at Large References13 Stat. 124
62 Stat. 909

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33 U.S.C. § 391 (2015)

§391. Summary trials authorized

Whenever a complaint shall be made against any master, officer, or seaman of any vessel belonging, in whole or in part, to any citizen of the United States, of the commission of any offense, not capital or otherwise infamous, against any law of the United States made for the protection of persons or property engaged in commerce or navigation, it shall be the duty of the United States attorney to investigate the same, and the general nature thereof, and if, in his opinion, the case is such as should be summarily tried, he shall report the same to the district judge, and the judge shall forthwith, or as soon as the ordinary business of the court will permit, proceed to try the cause, and for that purpose may, if necessary, hold a special session of the court, either in term time or vacation.

(R.S. §4300; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, §1, 62 Stat. 909.)

CODIFICATION

R.S. §4300 derived from act June 11, 1864, ch. 121, §2, 13 Stat. 124.

CHANGE OF NAME

Act June 25, 1948, eff. Sept. 1, 1948, substituted "United States attorney" for "district attorney". See section 541 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, and Historical and Revision Notes set out thereunder.

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