TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-27
Adjudication of Obscene Publications

SECTION 12-27-6


§ 12-27-6 Unanswered cases.

If no one appears and files an answer on or before the return date specified in the order of notice, the court, upon being satisfied that the book, print, picture, film, motion picture film, magazine, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, written material, photograph, figment, or other material is obscene, may order the clerk of court to enter a decree or order that the book, print, picture, film, motion picture film, magazine, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, written material, photograph, figment, or other material is obscene, but the court, in its discretion, may except from its decree a restricted category of persons to whom the book, print, picture, film, motion picture film, magazine, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, written material, photograph, figment, or other material may be exhibited, sold, or distributed.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1963, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 257, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 11-31.1-6; P.L. 1981, ch. 300, § 1.)