Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

R.I. Gen. Laws 12-21-2

 12-21-2.  Limitation of prosecutions.

All suits or prosecutions founded upon any penal statute, which are wholly or in part for the use of the prosecutor, shall be brought within one year, and all other suits and prosecutions on a penal statute within two (2) years after the commission of the offense, unless otherwise specially provided.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 288, 8; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, 8; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, 8; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, 8; G.L. 1956, 12-21-2.