Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 11-49-8

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6

       Defense not available.

In any prosecution for violation of this chapter, the state is not required to establish and it is no defense that a person, other than the defendant, who violated this chapter has not been convicted, apprehended, or identified.