TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-12
Indictments, Informations and Complaints

SECTION 12-12-2


§ 12-12-2 Process in fictitious name or by description.

In case the name of the person to be proceeded against is unknown, the indictment, information, complaint, warrant, or other criminal process may be found or issued against him or her by a fictitious name or by any description that the prosecutor or complainant may select, and the error or defect may be afterwards amended by the court.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, §§ 2, 3; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 12-12-2; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.)