2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 6-1-102. - Common-law crimes abolished; common-law defenses retained.

WY Stat § 6-1-102. (2015) What's This?

6-1-102. Common-law crimes abolished; common-law defenses retained.

(a) Common-law crimes are abolished. No conduct constitutes a crime unless it is described as a crime in this act or in another statute of this state. This section does not limit the power of the court to:

(i) Punish for contempt or to employ any sanction authorized by law for the enforcement of an order lawfully entered or a civil judgment or decree; or

(ii) Use case law as an interpretive aid and in the construction of this act.

(b) Common-law defenses are retained unless otherwise provided by this act.

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