TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-9
Children

SECTION 11-9-9


§ 11-9-9 Powers of family court.

Where in §§ 11-9-1 – 11-9-8 any authority is vested in any court, the authority vested in the court or courts mentioned is transferred to the family court. The family court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction over any and all complaints and offenses set forth in §§ 11-9-1 – 11-9-8, 11-9-12, 11-9-14, and 11-9-15, and shall have the authority to impose sentence as set forth in chapter 1 of title 14. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, jurisdiction for violations of §§ 11-9-1, 11-9-1.1, 11-9-1.2, 11-9-1.3, 11-9-5.3 shall be vested in the superior court.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1944, ch. 1441, § 36; G.L. 1956, § 11-9-9; P.L. 1961, ch. 73, § 4; P.L. 2004, ch. 586, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 612, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 260, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 290, § 1.)