2012 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 5 - Businesses and Professions
Chapter 5-5 - Private Detective Act
Chapter 5-5-21 - Engaging in business without a license.


RI Gen L § 5-5-21 (2012) What's This?

§ 5-5-21 Engaging in business without a license. – Whoever without a license engages in the general business of a private detective, or holds him or herself out as a private detective, or pretends to be a detective police officer, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisonment in the adult correctional institutions not exceeding six (6) months, or by both fine and imprisonment. Nothing contained in this section applies to a detective of another state coming within this state in the performance of his or her duties, for a temporary period and on a specific matter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 286, § 1.)

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