Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 12
Indictments, Informations and Complaints

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-1.10

§ 12-12-1.10. Dismissal of information — Effect.

If the court dismisses the information on the ground that the state has not demonstrated the existence of probable cause to believe that the offense charged has been committed or that defendant committed it the state may not after dismissal proceed against the defendant for the same offense, unless:

(1) On appeal the order of dismissal is reversed; or

(2) The court, upon motion of the state and a finding of mistake, inadvertence, surprise, excusable neglect, the discovery of new evidence which by due diligence could not have been discovered at the time the hearing on probable cause was held, or any other reason justifying the relief, enters an order permitting the state to proceed against the defendant for the same offense.

History of Section.
P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.