Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

R.I. Gen. Laws 12-21-8



 12-21-8.  Plea of general issue.

The defendant to an action for a penalty may plead the general issue, and under it give any special matter in evidence.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 288, 7; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, 7; G.L. 1956, 12-21-8.