Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 7

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-7-10

§ 12-7-10. Resisting legal or illegal arrest.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to use force or any weapon in resisting a legal or an illegal arrest by a peace officer, if the person has reasonable ground to believe that he or she is being arrested and that the arrest is being made by a peace officer.

(b) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.

History of Section.
G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 68; P.L. 1941, ch. 982, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-7-10; P.L. 1980, ch. 351, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 114, § 1.