Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 9
Extradition

R.I. Gen. Laws 12-9-17



 12-9-17.  Arrest without warrant.

The arrest of a person may also be lawfully made by any peace officer or a private person without a warrant, upon reasonable information that the accused stands charged in the courts of a state with a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but when so arrested, the accused must be taken before a judge with all practicable speed, and complaint must be made against him or her under oath, setting forth the ground for the arrest as in 12-9-16; and thereafter after that his or her answer shall be heard as if he or she had been arrested on a warrant.

History of Section.
P.L. 1947, ch. 1890, 14; G.L. 1956, 12-9-17.