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§12-5-10  Electronic communication services. –

Published: 2015

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Criminal Procedure


Search Warrants

SECTION 12-5-10

   § 12-5-10  Electronic communication

services. –

(a) Based on probable cause, a warrant may be issued to corporations located

outside the state of Rhode Island that provide electronic communication

services to the general public in connection with any communications sent to or

received by customers or recipients located in Rhode Island. The warrant may

require the provision of customer identity, data stored by or on behalf of the

customer, the customer's usage of those services, the recipient or destination

of communications sent to or from those customers, or the content of those


   (b) Any warrant issued under this section shall be honored

within the state of Rhode Island and also in any foreign jurisdiction which has

any law in place providing for the honoring of such warrants.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2002, ch. 198, § 1.)