TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-19
Sentence and Execution

SECTION 12-19-14


§ 12-19-14 Violation of terms of probation – Notice to court – Revocation or continuation of suspension.

Whenever any person, who has been placed on probation by virtue of the suspension of execution of his or her sentence pursuant to § 12-19-13, violates the terms and conditions of his or her probation as fixed by the court, the police or division of field services shall cause the defendant to appear before the court. The court may require the division of field services to render a written report relative to the conduct of the defendant, and, pending receipt of the report, may order the defendant held without bail for a period not exceeding ten (10) days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether the defendant has violated the terms and conditions of his or her probation, at which hearing the defendant shall have the opportunity to be present and to respond. Upon a determination that the defendant has violated the terms and conditions of his or her probation the court, in open court and in the presence of the defendant, may revoke the suspension and order the defendant committed on the sentence previously imposed, or on a lesser sentence, or may continue the suspension as to the court may seem just and proper.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 501, § 45A; P.L. 1954, ch. 3362, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-19-14; P.L. 1970, ch. 145, § 1; P.L. 1972, ch. 169, § 25; P.L. 1982, ch. 215, § 1.)