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U.S. Magistrate Court

Definition/Scope: (AR 190-45) The U.S. Magistrate Court provides - a. Uniform procedures for the collection of fines, the forfeiture of collateral in lieu of fines, the forfeiture of collateral in lieu of appearance, the scheduling of mandatory hearings or voluntary hearings requested by defendants, and the keeping of records. b. A simple but sure method of accounting for fines, for collateral, and for violation notices issued. c. Convenience to the public. d. Enforcement of misdemeanors violation of laws on Army installations.

Used For:

law enforcement

Broader Terms:

4th Amendment

Narrower Terms:

law enforcement

Related Terms:

Attorney General
law enforcement
Military Police
Staff Judge Advocate

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