Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 5
Search Warrants

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-5-10

§ 12-5-10. Electronic communication services.

(a) Based on probable cause, a warrant may be issued to corporations located outside the state of Rhode Island that provide electronic communication services to the general public in connection with any communications sent to or received by customers or recipients located in Rhode Island. The warrant may require the provision of customer identity, data stored by or on behalf of the customer, the customer’s usage of those services, the recipient or destination of communications sent to or from those customers, or the content of those communications.

(b) Any warrant issued under this section shall be honored within the state of Rhode Island and also in any foreign jurisdiction which has any law in place providing for the honoring of such warrants.

History of Section.
P.L. 2002, ch. 198, § 1.