TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

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

SECTION 12-21-32


§ 12-21-32 Costs and damages on forfeiture action.

Costs shall be awarded to the prosecutor if a reasonable cause of seizure appear, in which shall be included the necessary expenses of the seizure and detention of the property; but in case no reasonable cause of seizure shall appear, costs and damages, as well as the restoration of the property, shall be awarded to the claimant.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 288, § 24; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, § 26; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, § 26; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, § 26; G.L. 1956, § 12-21-32.)