Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

R.I. Gen. Laws 12-21-3

 12-21-3.  Venue of actions based on penal statutes.

Unless otherwise specially provided, all fines of and informations founded on any penal statute shall be brought within the county in which the offense was committed, and not elsewhere; provided, that the superior court for the county of Providence shall have jurisdiction of all proceedings for the recovery of more than five hundred dollars ($500) when the offense was committed in the county of Bristol.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 288, 2; C.P.A. 1905, 1190; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, 2; G.L. 1956, 12-21-3.