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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 4 : Judiciary

Chapter 001 : Supreme Court

(Cite as: 4 V.S.A. § 32)
  • § 32. Jurisdiction; Criminal Division

    (a) The Criminal Division shall have jurisdiction to try, render judgment, and pass sentence in prosecutions for felonies and misdemeanors.

    (b) The Criminal Division shall have jurisdiction to try and finally determine prosecutions for violations of bylaws or ordinances of a village, town, or city, except as otherwise provided.

    (c) The Criminal Division shall have jurisdiction of the following civil actions:

    (1) appeals of final decisions of the Judicial Bureau;

    (2) DUI license suspension hearings filed pursuant to 23 V.S.A. chapter 24;

    (3) extradition proceedings filed pursuant to 13 V.S.A. chapter 159;

    (4) drug forfeiture proceedings under 18 V.S.A. chapter 84, subchapter 2;

    (5) fish and wildlife forfeiture proceedings under 10 V.S.A. chapter 109;

    (6) liquor forfeiture proceedings under 7 V.S.A. chapter 19;

    (7) hearings relating to refusal to provide a DNA sample pursuant to 20 V.S.A. § 1935;

    (8) automobile forfeiture and immobilization proceedings under 23 V.S.A. chapters 9 and 13;

    (9) sex offender proceedings pursuant to 13 V.S.A. §§ 5411(e) and 5411d(f);

    (10) restitution modification proceedings pursuant to 13 V.S.A. § 7043(k);

    (11) municipal parking violation proceedings pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1974a(e) if the municipality has established an administrative procedure enabling a person to contest the violation and the person has exhausted the administrative procedure;

    (12) proceedings to enforce 9 V.S.A. chapter 74, relating to energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipment; and

    (13) proceedings to enforce 30 V.S.A. § 53, relating to commercial building energy standards. (Added 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 7c; amended 2023, No. 46, § 5, eff. June 5, 2023.)