Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

R.I. Gen. Laws 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.