§ 12-18.1-1 Short title
§ 12-18.1-3 Court costs
§ 12-18.1-4 Deposit of and use of proceeds
§ 12-18.1-5 Report to governor and general assembly

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 12-18.1

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.