§ 11-12-1 Engaging in duel
§ 11-12-2 Challenging or accepting challenge to duel
§ 11-12-3 Duel without state resulting in death within state
§ 11-12-4 Seconding fatal duel outside state
§ 11-12-5 Plea of former jeopardy
§ 11-12-6 Fighting by appointment
§ 11-12-7 Aiding fight by appointment
§ 11-12-8 Leaving state to fight by appointment
§ 11-12-9 Arrest of fighters

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 11-12

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9