ACT NO. 3326
December 4, 1926

AN
ACT
TO
ESTABLISH
PERIODS
OF
PRESCRIPTION FOR VIOLATIONS PENALIZED
BY
SPECIAL
ACTS
AND
MUNICIPAL
ORDINANCES AND TO PROVIDE WHEN
PRESCRIPTION SHALL BEGIN TO RUN
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SECTION 1. Violations penalized by special acts shall, unless
otherwise provided in such acts, prescribe in accordance with the
following rules: (a) after a year for offenses punished only by a fine or
by imprisonment for not more than one month, or both; (b) after four
years for those punished by imprisonment for more than one month,
but less than two years; (c) after eight years for those punished by
imprisonment for two years or more, but less than six years; and (d)
after twelve years for any other offense punished by imprisonment for
six years or more, except the crime of treason, which shall prescribe
after twenty years. Violations penalized by municipal ordinances shall
prescribe after two months.
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SECTION 2. Prescription shall begin to run from the day of the
commission of the violation of the law, and if the same be not known
at the time, from the discovery thereof and the institution of judicial
proceeding for its investigation and punishment.
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The prescription shall be interrupted when proceedings are instituted
against the guilty person, and shall begin to run again if the
proceedings are dismissed for reasons not constituting jeopardy.

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