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Rhode Island R.I.A.G. Op. No. 92-01-02 (Jan. 23, 1992) Rhode Island-Attorney General opinion What authority do county or municipal courts have to set fines or fees? They are limited by state statutes
Accordingly, it is my opinion that sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, town sheriffs and constables are required to charge the statutory rates set forth in the amendment. There is no provision allowing
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these individuals to charge either a lesser or greater rate. See also, R.I.Gen.Laws § 45–16–4.3 which requires constables to “serve or execute all writs and process ... at such fees as authorized to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs”.
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