Rhode Island General Statutes (R.G.S.)

TITLE 11.  Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-8.  Burglary and Breaking and Entering

§ 11-8-2.4  Breaking and entering of dwelling house of a person who is severely impaired. 

(a) Every person who shall break and enter any dwelling house or apartment, without the consent of the owner or tenant at a time when a resident of the dwelling house or apartment who is a person who is severely impaired as defined by the provisions of § 11-5-11 is on the premises, shall be imprisoned for not less than five (5) years and not more than twenty-five (25) years and may in addition be fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for a first conviction and not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for second and subsequent convictions.

(b) Every person convicted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be ordered to make restitution to the victim of the offense, or to perform up to five hundred (500) hours of public community restitution work, or both, or any combination of them imposed by the sentencing judge. The court may not waive the obligation to make restitution and/or public community restitution work. Restitution and/or public community restitution work shall be in addition to any fine or sentence which may be imposed and not in lieu of the fine or sentence; provided, that nothing contained in this section shall be construed to require the payment of restitution while the convicted person is imprisoned.