Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 1
General Provisions

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-1-5.1

§ 11-1-5.1. Reports of crimes to law enforcement officials.

A person who knows that another person is a victim of sexual assault, murder, manslaughter, or armed robbery and who is at the scene of the crime shall, to the extent that the person can do so without danger of peril to the person or others, report the crime to an appropriate law enforcement official as soon as reasonably practicable. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 285, § 1.