TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-12
Indictments, Informations and Complaints

SECTION 12-12-18


§ 12-12-18 Period of limitations extended by theft, loss or destruction of indictment or information.

If any indictment found or information filed within the time limited in and by this chapter shall be stolen, lost, or destroyed before a judgment shall have been rendered, a new indictment may be found or information filed for the same offense at any time within one year after the theft, loss or destruction of the original indictment or information.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 34; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 34; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 13; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 13; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 12-12-18; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.)