Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 10
Preliminary Proceedings in District Courts

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-10-4

§ 12-10-4. Plea on offense beyond trial jurisdiction of district court.

Whenever any person shall be brought before a district court upon a complaint charging him or her with an offense which is not within the jurisdiction of the court to try and determine, the court may, with the written consent of the attorney general or his or her authorized designee, and with a waiver of indictment or information by such person, acting with the benefit of counsel, receive a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and may impose sentence. There shall be no appeal to the superior court. Any district court judge performing these duties shall receive the same salary as a superior court judge would receive.

History of Section.
G.L. 1909, ch. 281, § 41; P.L. 1915, ch. 1258, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 331, § 41; G.L. 1938, ch. 501, § 41; G.L. 1956, § 12-10-4; P.L. 1972, ch. 169, § 18; P.L. 2003, ch. 139, § 1.