TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-3
Jurisdiction and Venue of Offenses

SECTION 12-3-5


§ 12-3-5 Offenses in vicinity of county or division boundary – Offenses at sea – Offenses aboard steamboat or train.

A criminal offense committed on or within one hundred (100) rods of the boundary line of two (2) counties may be alleged to have been committed and may be prosecuted and proceeded against in either county unless otherwise ordered by the presiding justice, and if committed on or within fifty (50) rods of the boundary line of two (2) divisions of the district court, it may be alleged to have been committed and may be proceeded against and prosecuted in either division unless otherwise ordered by the chief judge pursuant to § 12-3-4(c). A criminal offense committed upon the sea within one league of the shore may be prosecuted and punished in any county. A criminal offense committed upon a steamboat or a railroad car may be alleged to have been so committed without specifying the division of the district court or county in which it was committed, and may be prosecuted and proceeded against in any county or in any division.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 34; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 34; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 34; G.L. 1956, § 12-3-5; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 14; P.L. 1981, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 200, § 1.)