2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Section 105 - Principles of construction

     § 105.  Principles of construction.
        The provisions of this title shall be construed according to
     the fair import of their terms but when the language is
     susceptible of differing constructions it shall be interpreted
     to further the general purposes stated in this title and the
     special purposes of the particular provision involved. The
     discretionary powers conferred by this title shall be exercised
     in accordance with the criteria stated in this title and, in so
     far as such criteria are not decisive, to further the general
     purposes stated in this title.

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