Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 8
Burglary and Breaking and Entering

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-8-1.1

§ 11-8-1.1. Attempted breaking and entering.

(a) Whoever attempts to commit the breaking and entering of any structure as set out in §§ 11-8-2, 11-8-2.1, 11-8-2.2, 11-8-2.3, 11-8-3, 11-8-4 or 11-8-5.1 by doing any overt act toward the commission of the offense while in the curtilage of the structure, but fails in its perpetration, shall, unless otherwise provided, suffer the same punishment which might have been imposed if the attempted offense had been committed.

(b) An “overt act” is defined as any act of an individual by which the individual physically attempts to gain entrance into a type of structure set forth in the sections listed in subsection (a) of this section.

History of Section.
P.L. 1982, ch. 288, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 87, § 2.