Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 1.5
DNA Detection of Sexual and Violent Offenders

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1.5-17

§ 12-1.5-17. Bailed and convicted persons — Refusal to give DNA sample.

Any person who is required to have a DNA sample taken after having been arrested and charged with any crime of violence as defined in § 12-1.5-2 or convicted of any felony, who refuses to do so, and who knowingly, violently resists the taking of a DNA sample duly authorized by medical personnel, shall be in violation of the terms of his or her release, regardless of whether or not the term was a special condition of his or her bail, release on probation, parole, or home confinement, or other form of supervised release.

History of Section.
P.L. 1998, ch. 33, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 192, § 1.