§ 12-12-11. Conditions not required to be negated in allegations.
An excuse, exception, or proviso which is not stated in the enacting clause of a statute creating a crime, or which is stated only by reference to other provisions of the statute, need not be negated in the indictment, information, or complaint unless it is necessary for a complete definition of the crime. If a statute which creates a crime permits an act, which is declared to be criminal, to be performed without criminality under stated conditions, the conditions need not be negated.
(G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 5; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 12-12-11; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.)