Attorney General Peter Kilmartin


Transcribed By + John P. Silvaggio

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Rhode Island law provides a means of which a victim of domestic assault may obtain a restraining order against the attacker. A constable may also make such service, and charge the usual fee for the service of a summons.
If the sheriff or constable is unable to make personal service despite diligent efforts, the court may order alternate service: by certified mail to dwelling or place of employment, by leaving copies at the dwelling with a person of suitable age and discretion, or publication in a newspaper.