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The DC Code: § 16-706 Enforcement of judgments; commitment upon non-payment of fine.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

The Superior Court may enforce any of its judgments rendered in criminal cases by fine or imprisonment, or both. Except as otherwise provided by law, and subject to the relief provided in section 3569 of title 18, United States Code, in any case where the court imposes a fine, the court may, in the event of default in the payment of the fine imposed, commit the defendant for a term not to exceed one year.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-706. 1973 Ed., § 16-706. References in Text Section 3569 of Title 18 of the United States Code, referred to in the second sentence, provided for the discharge of indigent prisoners, and was repealed by § 212 of Pub. L. 98-472. DC CODE § 16-706 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 559, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 556, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 145(d)(5).)