TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-13
Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-33


§ 30-13-33 Compulsory self-incrimination prohibited.

(a) No person subject to this code may compel any person to incriminate himself or herself or to answer any question the answer to which may tend to incriminate him or her.

(b) No person subject to this code may interrogate, or request any statement from, an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informing that person of the nature of the accusation and advising that person that he or she does not have to make any statement regarding the offense of which he or she is accused or suspected and that any statement made by that person may be used as evidence against him or her in a trial by court-martial.

(c) No person subject to this code may compel any person to make a statement or produce evidence before any military tribunal if the statement or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to degrade him or her.

(d) No statement obtained from any person in violation of this section, or through the use of coercion, unlawful influence, or unlawful inducement may be received in evidence against him or her in a trial by court-martial.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-33; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)