Criminal Procedure


SECTION 12-7-12

§ 12-7-12 Release of arrested person by officer in charge of police station.

The officer in charge of any police station may release any person in his or her station who has been arrested without a warrant:

(1) Without requiring the person to appear in court, when the officer is satisfied that there is no ground for making criminal complaint against the person or when the person has been arrested for drunkenness but in the judgment of the officer need not be brought before a magistrate; or

(2) If the arrest is for a misdemeanor, upon that person signing an agreement to appear in court at a designated time.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 75; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 75; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 68; P.L. 1941, ch. 982, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-7-12.)