Delinquent and Dependent Children

Proceedings in Family Court

SECTION 14-1-45

§ 14-1-45. Procedures in adult cases – Sentence.

Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, all provisions of this chapter relative to procedure in cases of children, so far as practicable, shall also be construed as applying to cases against adults for offenses committed against state laws within the purview of this chapter. Upon trial of those cases, the court shall have the power to impose the sentence that the law provides, suspend the sentence, place on probation, revoke or continue suspension, or by order impose upon the adult any duty that shall be deemed for the best interests of the child, and exercise any additional powers over the defendant that is exercised by the superior court in other criminal cases under the provisions of chapter 19 of title 12.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1944, ch. 1441, § 28; G.L. 1956, § 14-1-45; P.L. 1961, ch. 73, § 6; P.L. 1961, ch. 81, § 1.)