23-1A-22. Judgment--Amount--Reduction or elimination--Defendant award--Amount of deposit.

If the plaintiff prevails in a petty offense case, the plaintiff shall be granted a judgment of twenty-five dollars. However, the trial court may reduce or eliminate the award in the interest of justice. No award may be granted a defendant in a petty offense case. If a deposit is required by this chapter, it shall be the amount set by this section.

Source: SL 1977, ch 193, § 31; SL 1978, ch 165, § 2; SL 1980, ch 26, § 31; SL 1984, ch 12, § 16; SL 2008, ch 113, § 1; SL 2014, ch 153, § 5; SL 2020, ch 124, § 5.