In order to maintain any action given in and by this chapter, it shall not be necessary to first institute criminal proceedings against the defendant.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 235; G.L. 1909, ch. 283, § 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 333, § 15; G.L. 1938, ch. 477, § 2; P.L. 1953, ch. 3215, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 10-7-9.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 10-7-9

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.