Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 42
Abandoned Motor Vehicles

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-42-9

§ 31-42-9. Unidentifiable motor vehicles and/or parts.

Notwithstanding the age of a motor vehicle and/or part from which all identifying numbers have been removed so that the identity of the motor vehicle and/or part and its owner cannot be determined, the motor vehicle and/or part shall be subject to a forfeiture hearing before a judge sitting in the district court. After this hearing, the motor vehicle and/or part shall be forfeited to the unit of government that recovered it. The court may also order the division of motor vehicles to issue a special vehicle identification number and an appropriate title certificate for a forfeited motor vehicle.

History of Section.
P.L. 1983, ch. 221, § 12; P.L. 1984, ch. 263, § 1.