TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-7
Arrest

SECTION 12-7-16


§ 12-7-16 Arrest or seizure after commission of offense.

The authority given to any one to arrest any person or seize anything, while the person is actually engaged or the thing is actually used or employed in the commission of any offense, shall not be so construed as to prevent, if not so arrested or seized, the arrest of the person or the seizure of the thing after the commission of the offense, upon due process of law.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 64; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 64; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 76; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 76; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 69; G.L. 1956, § 12-7-16.)