Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 29
Domestic Violence Prevention Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-29-4.1

§ 12-29-4.1. Speedy trial.

In any action under this chapter, the court and the attorney general’s office shall take appropriate action to ensure a speedy trial to minimize the length of time the victim must endure the stress of involvement in the proceeding. In ruling on any motion or request for a delay or continuance of proceedings, the court shall consider any adverse impact the delay or continuance may have on the well-being of the victim. This provision establishes a right to a speedy trial to the victim and shall not be construed as creating any additional rights for, or diminishing any rights of the defendant.

History of Section.
P.L. 2005, ch. 92, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 105, § 1.