Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Abatement of Nuisances

SECTION 10-1-10

§ 10-1-10. Proceedings and punishment for contempt.

In case any person fails to comply with any order of the court or is otherwise in contempt of court under the provisions of this chapter, the court may try and punish the offender. Contempt proceedings shall be commenced by filing with the clerk of the court a complaint under oath, setting forth the facts, and the court shall thereupon cite the offender to appear and answer to the complaint. Any person found guilty of contempt of court under the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) and by imprisonment in the adult correctional institutions for not less than three (3) months nor more than six (6) months.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1925, ch. 672, § 11; G.L. 1938, ch. 598, § 17; G.L. 1956, § 10-1-10; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1.)