§ 11-31-1 Circulation of obscene publications and shows
§ 11-31-2 Forfeiture of obscene publications
§ 11-31-8 Entry of premises by deputies
§ 11-31-10 Sale or exhibition to minors of indecent publications, pictures, or articles
§ 11-31-11 Severability
§ 11-31-12 Penalty for making receipt of obscene publications a condition to delivery of other publications
§ 11-31-13 Injunctive proceedings by attorney general

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 11-31 - Obscene and Objectionable Publications and Shows

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • 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.
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.