Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 9

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-9-12

§ 12-9-12. Appearance of prisoner before judge — Application for habeas corpus.

No person arrested upon a warrant issued under § 12-9-9 shall be delivered over to the agent whom the executive authority demanding him or her shall have appointed to receive him or her unless he or she shall first be taken immediately before a judge of a court of record in this state, who shall inform him or her of the demand made for his or her surrender and of the crime with which he or she is charged, and that he or she has the right to demand and procure legal counsel. If the prisoner or his or her counsel shall state that he or she or they desire to test the legality of the arrest, the judge of the court of record shall fix a reasonable time to be allowed him or her within which to apply for a writ of habeas corpus. When the writ is applied for, notice of the writ, and of the time and place of hearing on the writ, shall be given to the prosecuting officer and to the agent of the demanding state.

History of Section.
P.L. 1947, ch. 1890, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 12-9-12.