Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-21-27

§ 12-21-27. Sale of property pending judgment on forfeiture.

If any person shall appear and claim the property, it may be sold, by consent of parties, provided it is of such nature that it may be lawfully sold and used, and the law does not require it to be destroyed or otherwise in some special manner disposed of, or under like provision it may in any case be sold, if of a perishable, wasting, or expensive character to keep, in like manner as is provided for the sale of similar property when attached on civil process, in which case the proceeds of the sale, after deducting the charges of the sale, shall for all purposes represent the thing sold and be subject to the judgment and order of the court.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 288, § 19; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, § 21; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, § 21; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 12-21-27.