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R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-8-5

§ 12-8-5. Commitment or discharge of person arrested.

If an arrest is made in this state by an officer of another state in accordance with the provisions of § 12-8-3, he or she shall without unnecessary delay take the person arrested before the district court for the division in which the arrest was made and the court shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of determining the lawfulness of the arrest. If the judge determines that the arrest was lawful, he or she shall commit the person arrested to await for a reasonable time the issuance of an extradition warrant by the governor of this state. If the judge determines that the arrest was unlawful he shall discharge the person arrested.

History of Section.
P.L. 1936, ch. 2383, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 628, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 12-8-5; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 18.