§ 12-29.1-1 Short title
§ 12-29.1-2 Legislative purpose
§ 12-29.1-3 Definitions
§ 12-29.1-4 Law enforcement officers — Duties and immunity
§ 12-29.1-5 Restrictions upon and duties of court
§ 12-29.1-6 Speedy trial

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 12-29.1

  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Elderly person: means any person over the age of sixty (60) years. See Rhode Island General Laws 12-29.1-3
  • 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.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Victim: means any elderly person who has been subjected to a crime of violence. See Rhode Island General Laws 12-29.1-3