Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 32
Cell Phone Tracking

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-32-1

§ 12-32-1. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Adverse result” means:

(i) Endangering the life or physical safety of an individual;

(ii) Flight from prosecution;

(iii) Destruction of, or tampering with, evidence;

(iv) Intimidation of potential witnesses; or

(v) Otherwise seriously jeopardizing an investigation or unduly delaying a trial.

(2) “Electronic device” means any device that enables access to, or use of, an electronic communication service (as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2510(15)), remote computing service (as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2711(2)), or location information service.

(3) “Location information” means any information concerning the location of an electronic device that, in whole or in part, is generated by, or derived from, the operation of that device.

(4) “Location information service” means a global positioning service or other mapping, locational, or directional information service.

(5) “Service provider” means the provider of an electronic communications service, remote computing service, or location information service.

History of Section.
P.L. 2016, ch. 411, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 412, § 1.