2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Section 108 - Time limitations

     § 108.  Time limitations.
        (a)  General rule.--Except as set forth in subsection (b), a
     prosecution for any offense under this title must be commenced
     within the period, if any, limited by Chapter 55 of Title 42
     (relating to limitation of time).
        (b)  Offenses against unborn child.--
            (1)  A prosecution for criminal homicide of an unborn
        child may be commenced at any time.
            (2)  A prosecution for an offense under section 2606
        (relating to aggravated assault of unborn child) must be
        commenced within five years after it is committed.
     (Mar. 26, 1974, P.L.213, No.46, eff. imd.; July 9, 1976,
     P.L.586, No.142; Apr. 28, 1978, P.L.83, No.38, eff. 60 days;
     Oct. 5, 1980, P.L.693, No.142, eff. 60 days; Oct. 2, 1997,
     P.L.379, No.44, eff. 180 days)

        1980 Repeal Note.  Act 142 repealed Act 38 of 1978, which
     amended subsec. (a), prior to the effective date of the repeal
     of former section 108 by Act 142 of 1976.
        1976 Amendment.  Act 142 added present section 108 and
     repealed former section 108, which related to the same subject
     matter, effective 60 days from the date of final enactment of
     the act of April 28, 1978 (P.L.202, No.53).

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