TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-11
County Grand Juries

SECTION 12-11-3


§ 12-11-3 Attendance on court – Newport, Kent, and Washington counties.

(a) The grand jury shall attend the superior court:

(1) At Newport, for the county of Newport, on the second Mondays of September and June and the fourth Mondays of November and March in each year, unless at least ten (10) days prior to the day on which a grand jury is to commence its term the presiding justice orders in writing that a grand jury shall not be summoned for that term;

(2) At Warwick or at any other place in the county of Kent that may be designated by the presiding justice, for the county of Kent, on the third Monday of September, the first Monday of December, the second Monday of April and the fourth Monday of June in each year, unless at least ten (10) days prior to the day on which a grand jury is to commence its term the presiding justice orders in writing that a grand jury shall not be summoned for that term; and

(3) At South Kingstown, for the county of Washington, on the first Mondays of October and April, the second Monday of December and the third Monday of June, unless at least ten (10) days prior to the day on which a grand jury is to commence its term the presiding justice orders in writing that a grand jury shall not be summoned for that term.

(b) The presiding justice or any other justice of the superior court may at the request of the attorney general in writing filed in the office of the clerk of the county cause any grand juries attending the superior court for any of those counties to attend continuously for all or any part of its session and also during all or any part of its vacation, when in the discretion of the presiding justice or any other justice of the superior court for the county it is for the public interest and the proper administration of justice to do so.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1920, ch. 1948, § 39; G.L. 1923, ch. 329, § 39; P.L. 1931, ch. 1774, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 506, § 37; G.L. 1938, ch. 506, § 35; P.L. 1939, ch. 700, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3622, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3729, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-11-3; P.L. 1974, ch. 221, § 2; P.L. 1976, ch. 18, § 1.)