Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 3
Jurisdiction and Venue of Offenses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-3-3

§ 12-3-3. Jurisdiction of New Shoreham wardens’ court.

The wardens’ court of the town of New Shoreham shall have exclusive jurisdiction and cognizance over all crimes, offenses, and misdemeanors committed or done or occurring within the town of New Shoreham and the adjacent waters within the jurisdiction of the state, punishable by fine not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200) or by imprisonment not exceeding three (3) months, and of all other criminal matters within the town limits, which are or shall be declared specially to be within the jurisdiction of a district or wardens’ court by the laws of the state, which shall legally be brought before such wardens’ court, with power to proceed to trial, render judgment, pass sentence, and award a warrant for execution of the sentence.

History of Section.
P.L. 1899, ch. 712, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 281, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 331, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 501, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 12-3-3; P.L. 2012, ch. 50, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 74, § 1.