Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 12
Indictments, Informations and Complaints

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-11

§ 12-12-11. Conditions not required to be negated in allegations.

An excuse, exception, or proviso which is not stated in the enacting clause of a statute creating a crime, or which is stated only by reference to other provisions of the statute, need not be negated in the indictment, information, or complaint unless it is necessary for a complete definition of the crime. If a statute which creates a crime permits an act, which is declared to be criminal, to be performed without criminality under stated conditions, the conditions need not be negated.

History of Section.
G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 5; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 12-12-11; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.