TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-6
Warrants for Arrest

SECTION 12-6-5


§ 12-6-5 Recognizance not required on official complaints.

Whenever any agent of the children's friend and service shall make complaint against any person for any of the offenses mentioned in §§ 11-9-1 – 11-9-8; or whenever any agent of the Rhode Island society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shall make any complaint against any person for any of the offenses mentioned in chapter 1 of title 4; or whenever the director of public welfare of any city or town shall make complaint against any person for the violation of any of the provisions contained in chapter 8 of title 15; or whenever the director or an agent of the department of labor and training, specifically designated for the purpose, shall make a complaint against any person for any of the offenses mentioned in chapters 3, 12, 14 and chapters 29 – 38 of title 28; or whenever the director or an agent of the department of human services, duly appointed for that purpose, or the director of any state institution appointed by the director of human services, or the superintendent of the Rhode Island training school for youth, or the warden of the adult correctional institutions shall make complaint against any person under any law governing the state department of human services, that director, agent, or officer shall not be required to enter into recognizance for costs.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 162; G.L. 1909, ch. 281, § 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 331, § 15; P.L. 1930, ch. 1569, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 501, § 15; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 80; impl. am. P.L. 1946, ch. 1774, §§ 1, 2; impl. am. P.L. 1950, ch. 2416, § 3; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-6-5; P.L. 1986, ch. 373, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 101, § 6; P.L. 1994, ch. 401, § 7.)