TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

SECTION 12-21-1


§ 12-21-1 Methods of recovering fines and forfeitures.

Unless otherwise specially provided:

(1) All fines of five hundred dollars ($500) and under shall be recovered by complaint and summons;

(2) All fines of upwards of five hundred dollars ($500), by indictment or information;

(3) All penalties and pecuniary forfeitures, by action of debt; and

(4) All forfeitures of personal property, by complaint and warrant or by information.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 288, § 1; C.P.A. 1905, § 1231; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-21-1; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 15; P.L. 1976, ch. 173, § 4.)