TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-3
Jurisdiction and Venue of Offenses

SECTION 12-3-1


§ 12-3-1 Offenses triable by district court.

The district court shall have jurisdiction and cognizance of all crimes which are not expressly designated as felonies, offenses, misdemeanors, and violations, including offenses against town or city ordinances, if no special court exists or is created by charter or law for that purpose, punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, and of all other criminal matters which are or shall be declared specially to be within the jurisdiction of the court by the laws of the state, which shall legally be brought before the court, with power to try, render judgment, pass sentence, and award a warrant for execution of the sentence.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 150; G.L. 1909, ch. 281, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 331, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 501, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 12-3-1; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 14; P.L. 1976, ch. 173, § 3; P.L. 1985, ch. 462, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 200, § 1.)