2012 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 11 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11-5 - Assaults
Chapter 11-5-3 - Simple assault or battery.


RI Gen L § 11-5-3 (2012) What's This?

§ 11-5-3 Simple assault or battery. – (a) Except as otherwise provided in § 11-5-2, every person who shall make an assault or battery or both shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

(b) Where the provisions of "The Domestic Violence Prevention Act", chapter 29 of title 12, are applicable, the penalties for violation of this section shall also include the penalties as provided in § 12-29-5.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 277, § 20; C.P.A. 1905, § 1171; G.L. 1909, ch. 343, § 20; G.L. 1923, ch. 395, § 20; G.L. 1938, ch. 606, § 20; G.L. 1956, § 11-5-3; P.L. 1988, ch. 539, § 8; P.L. 1992, ch. 329, § 1.)

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