Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 3
Jurisdiction and Venue of Offenses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-3-9

§ 12-3-9. Possession of property stolen outside state.

Whenever any property has been taken or obtained in any other state or area within the jurisdiction of the United States by robbery, stealing, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion, or false pretenses with the intent to cheat and defraud, and the property is brought into this state by any person who knew it was so taken or obtained, that person shall be deemed guilty of the offense described in § 11-41-2, and the offense may be alleged to have been committed in any county or in any division of the district court in which the person is found in possession of the property, or through which the person may have transported the property. The person may be prosecuted and proceeded against in the superior court at any location that may by order be designated by the presiding justice or in the division of the district court in which the offense is alleged to have been committed or in any division that may be ordered by the chief judge pursuant to § 12-3-4(c).

History of Section.
G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 37; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 37; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 37; G.L. 1956, § 12-3-9; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 14; P.L. 1981, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 200, § 1.