Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 12
Indictments, Informations and Complaints

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-12-15

§ 12-12-15. Allegations in perjury indictments or informations.

In every indictment or information for perjury or subornation of perjury, or incitement to perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offense charged upon the defendant, and by what court or before whom the oath or affirmation was taken, averring the court or person to have had competent authority to administer it, together with the proper averment or averments to falsify the matter in which the perjury is assigned, without setting forth any part of any record or proceeding, other than as above mentioned, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court, or person or persons before whom the perjury was committed or was agreed, promised, procured, or incited to be committed.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 5; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 5; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 9; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 12-12-15; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 11.