Financial Institutions


SECTION 19-26-13

§ 19-26-13. Search of premises on warrant.

Whenever complaint shall be made by any person, on oath to a judge, that any property belonging to that person has been lodged or pledged without his or her consent with any pawnbroker and that the complainant believes the property to be in some house or place within the county where the complaint is made, the judge shall, if satisfied of the reasonableness of that belief, issue a warrant directed to the division of sheriffs, or to either of the town sergeants or town constables in the county, commanding them to search for the property alleged to have been so lodged or pledged and to seize and bring the property before the division of the district court. The warrant shall be issued and served as search warrants are now by law required to be issued and served.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 105, § 9; G.L. 1909, ch. 126, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 131, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 364, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 19-26-13; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 33; P.L. 2012, ch. 324, § 49; P.L. 2015, ch. 260, § 28; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 28.)