|§ 12-29.1-1||Short title|
|§ 12-29.1-2||Legislative purpose|
|§ 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