Category: Criminal Procedure
WHAT IS ADHERENCE OF JURISDICTION?
> Once jurisdiction is vested in the court, it is retained up to the end of the litigation
> Remains with the court until the case is finally terminated
> Exception to the rule: when a newly enacted statute changing the jurisdiction of a court is given retroactive effect. It can divest a court of jurisdiction over cases already pending before it is which were filed before the statute came to force or became effective.