Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 27
Adjudication of Obscene Publications

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-27-7

§ 12-27-7. Hearing in answered case.

If an appearance is entered and an answer filed, the court shall order the proceedings set on the calendar for a prompt hearing, which in the event a temporary restraining order has been issued, shall occur within the time limit specifically set forth in § 12-27-4. The court shall conduct the hearing in accordance with the rules of civil procedure applicable to the trial of cases by the court without a jury. At the hearing, the court shall receive evidence, pertaining to the obscenity involved, as the term “obscene” is defined in § 11-31-1.

History of Section.
P.L. 1963, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 257, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 11-31.1-7; P.L. 1981, ch. 300, § 1.