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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure


Subchapter 001 : RIOTS

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 901)
  • § 901. Duties of officers

    A Superior Court judge, sheriff, deputy sheriff, or constable having notice or knowledge of the unlawful, tumultuous, or riotous assemblage of three or more persons within his or her jurisdiction, among or as near as he or she can safely come to such rioters, shall command them in the name of the State of Vermont immediately and peaceably to disperse. If after such command the rioters do not disperse, such officer or magistrate and any other person as he or she commands to assist him or her shall apprehend and forthwith take them before a Criminal Division of a Superior Court. (Amended 1965, No. 194, § 10, operative February 1, 1967; 1973, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 43, eff. April 9, 1974; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 96.)