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    PART I. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
    Chapter 1. General Provisions
  • § 101.  Short title of title.
    This title shall be known and may be cited as the "Crimes Code." ...
  • § 102.  Territorial applicability.
    (a) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person may be convicted under the law of this Commonwealth of an offense committed by ...
  • § 103.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this title which are applicable to specific provisions of this part, the following words and phrases ...
  • § 104.  Purposes.
    The general purposes of this title are: (1) To forbid and prevent conduct that unjustifiably inflicts or threatens substantial harm to individual or public interest. ...
  • § 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 ...
  • § 106.  Classes of offenses.
    (a) General rule.--An offense defined by this title for which a sentence of death or of imprisonment is authorized constitutes a crime. The classes of ...
  • § 107.  Application of preliminary provisions.
    (a) General rule.--The provisions of Part I of this title (relating to preliminary provisions) are applicable to offenses defined by this title or by any ...
  • § 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, ...
  • § 109.  When prosecution barred by former prosecution for the same offense.
    § 109. When prosecution barred by former prosecution for the same offense. When a prosecution is for a violation of the same provision of the ...
  • § 110.  When prosecution barred by former prosecution for different offense.
    § 110. When prosecution barred by former prosecution for different offense. Although a prosecution is for a violation of a different provision of the statutes ...
  • § 111.  When prosecution barred by former prosecution in another jurisdiction.
    § 111. When prosecution barred by former prosecution in another jurisdiction. When conduct constitutes an offense within the concurrent jurisdiction of this Commonwealth and of ...
  • § 112.  Former prosecution before court lacking jurisdiction or when fraudulently procured by the defendant.
    § 112. Former prosecution before court lacking jurisdiction or when fraudulently procured by the defendant. A prosecution is not a bar within the meaning of ...

  • Chapter 3. Culpability
  • § 301.  Requirement of voluntary act.
    (a) General rule.--A person is not guilty of an offense unless his liability is based on conduct which includes a voluntary act or the omission ...
  • § 302.  General requirements of culpability.
    (a) Minimum requirements of culpability.--Except as provided in section 305 of this title (relating to limitations on scope of culpability requirements), a person is not ...
  • § 303.  Causal relationship between conduct and result.
    (a) General rule.--Conduct is the cause of a result when: (1) it is an antecedent but for which the result in question would not have ...
  • § 304.  Ignorance or mistake.
    Ignorance or mistake as to a matter of fact, for which there is reasonable explanation or excuse, is a defense if: (1) the ignorance or ...
  • § 305.  Limitations on scope of culpability requirements.
    (a) When culpability requirements are inapplicable to summary offenses and to offenses defined by other statutes.--The requirements of culpability prescribed by section 301 of this ...
  • § 306.  Liability for conduct of another; complicity.
    (a) General rule.--A person is guilty of an offense if it is committed by his own conduct or by the conduct of another person for ...
  • § 307.  Liability of organizations and certain related persons.
    (a) Corporations generally.--A corporation may be convicted of the commission of an offense if: (1) the offense is a summary offense or the offense is ...
  • § 308.  Intoxication or drugged condition.
    Neither voluntary intoxication nor voluntary drugged condition is a defense to a criminal charge, nor may evidence of such conditions be introduced to negative the ...
  • § 309.  Duress.
    (a) General rule.--It is a defense that the actor engaged in the conduct charged to constitute an offense because he was coerced to do so ...
  • § 310.  Military orders.
    It is a defense that the actor, in engaging in the conduct charged to constitute an offense, does no more than execute an order of ...
  • § 311.  Consent.
    (a) General rule.--The consent of the victim to conduct charged to constitute an offense or to the result thereof is a defense if such consent ...
  • § 312.  De minimis infractions.
    (a) General rule.--The court shall dismiss a prosecution if, having regard to the nature of the conduct charged to constitute an offense and the nature ...
  • § 313.  Entrapment.
    (a) General rule.--A public law enforcement official or a person acting in cooperation with such an official perpetrates an entrapment if for the purpose of ...
  • § 314.  Guilty but mentally ill.
    (a) General rule.--A person who timely offers a defense of insanity in accordance with the Rules of Criminal Procedure may be found "guilty but mentally ...
  • § 315.  Insanity.
    (a) General rule.--The mental soundness of an actor engaged in conduct charged to constitute an offense shall only be a defense to the charged offense ...

  • Chapter 5. General Principles of Justification
  • § 501.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this chapter which are applicable to specific provisions of this chapter, the following words and phrases, ...
  • § 502.  Justification a defense.
    In any prosecution based on conduct which is justifiable under this chapter, justification is a defense. ...
  • § 503.  Justification generally.
    (a) General rule.--Conduct which the actor believes to be necessary to avoid a harm or evil to himself or to another is justifiable if: (1) ...
  • § 504.  Execution of public duty.
    (a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, conduct is justifiable when it is required or authorized by any law of the ...
  • § 505.  Use of force in self-protection.
    (a) Use of force justifiable for protection of the person.-- The use of force upon or toward another person is justifiable when the actor believes ...
  • § 506.  Use of force for the protection of other persons.
    (a) General rule.--The use of force upon or toward the person of another is justifiable to protect a third person when: (1) the actor would ...
  • § 507.  Use of force for the protection of property.
    (a) Use of force justifiable for protection of property.-- The use of force upon or toward the person of another is justifiable when the actor ...
  • § 508.  Use of force in law enforcement.
    (a) Peace officer's use of force in making arrest.-- (1) A peace officer, or any person whom he has summoned or directed to assist him, ...
  • § 509.  Use of force by persons with special responsibility for care, discipline or safety of others.
    § 509. Use of force by persons with special responsibility for care, discipline or safety of others. The use of force upon or toward the ...
  • § 510.  Justification in property crimes.
    Conduct involving the appropriation, seizure or destruction of, damage to, intrusion on or interference with property is justifiable under circumstances which would establish a defense ...

  • Chapter 7. Responsibility (Reserved)
    Chapter 9. Inchoate Crimes
  • § 901.  Criminal attempt.
    (a) Definition of attempt.--A person commits an attempt when, with intent to commit a specific crime, he does any act which constitutes a substantial step ...
  • § 902.  Criminal solicitation.
    (a) Definition of solicitation.--A person is guilty of solicitation to commit a crime if with the intent of promoting or facilitating its commission he commands, ...
  • § 903.  Criminal conspiracy.
    (a) Definition of conspiracy.--A person is guilty of conspiracy with another person or persons to commit a crime if with the intent of promoting or ...
  • § 904.  Incapacity, irresponsibility or immunity of party to solicitation or conspiracy.
    § 904. Incapacity, irresponsibility or immunity of party to solicitation or conspiracy. (a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, it is ...
  • § 905.  Grading of criminal attempt, solicitation and conspiracy.
    § 905. Grading of criminal attempt, solicitation and conspiracy. (a) Grading.--Except as otherwise provided in this title, attempt, solicitation and conspiracy are crimes of the ...
  • § 906.  Multiple convictions of inchoate crimes barred.
    A person may not be convicted of more than one of the inchoate crimes of criminal attempt, criminal solicitation or criminal conspiracy for conduct designed ...
  • § 907.  Possessing instruments of crime.
    (a) Criminal instruments generally.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he possesses any instrument of crime with intent to employ it criminally. ...
  • § 908.  Prohibited offensive weapons.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, except as authorized by law, he makes repairs, sells, or otherwise deals in, ...
  • § 908.1. Use or possession of electric or electronic
    incapacitation device.

  • § 909.  Manufacture, distribution or possession of master keys for motor vehicles.
    § 909. Manufacture, distribution or possession of master keys for motor vehicles. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he ...
  • § 910.  Manufacture, distribution, use or possession of devices for theft of telecommunications services.
    § 910. Manufacture, distribution, use or possession of devices for theft of telecommunications services. (a) Offense defined.--Any person commits an offense if he: (1) makes, ...
  • § 911.  Corrupt organizations.
    (a) Findings of fact.--The General Assembly finds that: (1) organized crime is a highly sophisticated, diversified, and widespread phenomenon which annually drains billions of dollars ...
  • § 912.  Possession of weapon on school property.
    (a) Definition.--Notwithstanding the definition of "weapon" in section 907 (relating to possessing instruments of crime), "weapon" for purposes of this section shall include but not ...
  • § 913.  Possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility.
    § 913. Possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he: (1) knowingly possesses a ...

  • Chapter 11. Authorized Disposition of Offenders
  • § 1101.  Fines.
    A person who has been convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding: (1) $50,000, when the conviction is of ...
  • § 1102.  Sentence for murder and murder of an unborn child.
    (a) First degree.-- (1) A person who has been convicted of a murder of the first degree shall be sentenced to death or to a ...
  • § 1103.  Sentence of imprisonment for felony.
    Except as provided in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9714 (relating to sentences for second and subsequent offenses), a person who has been convicted of a felony ...
  • § 1104.  Sentence of imprisonment for misdemeanors.
    A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor may be sentenced to imprisonment for a definite term which shall be fixed by the court ...
  • § 1105.  Sentence of imprisonment for summary offenses.
    A person who has been convicted of a summary offense may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term which shall be fixed by the court ...
  • § 1106.  Restitution for injuries to person or property.
    (a) General rule.--Upon conviction for any crime wherein property has been stolen, converted or otherwise unlawfully obtained, or its value substantially decreased as a direct ...
  • § 1107.  Restitution for theft of timber.
    Any person convicted for the theft of standing timber under section 3921 (relating to theft by unlawful taking or disposition) shall, in addition to any ...
  • § 1108.  District attorneys' standing and interest in prisoner litigation.
    § 1108. District attorneys' standing and interest in prisoner litigation. The district attorney shall receive written notice of, and shall have automatic standing and a ...
  • § 1109.  Costs.
    In addition to any other sentence imposed, the court may order an offender to pay the cost of any reward paid for the apprehension and ...
  • § 1110.  Restitution for cleanup of clandestine laboratories.
    (a) General rule.--When any person is convicted of an offense under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act involving the manufacture of a controlled ...

  • Chapter 13. Authority of Court in Sentencing (Transferred)
    Subchapter A. General Provisions (Transferred)
    § 1301 (Transferred).
    Subchapter B. Sentencing Authority (Transferred)
    § 1311 & § 1312 (Transferred).
    Subchapter C. Sentencing Alternatives (Transferred)
    § 1321 - § 1326 (Transferred).
    Subchapter D. Informational Basis of Sentence (Transferred)
    § 1331 - § 1337 (Transferred).
    Subchapter E. Imposition of Sentence (Transferred)
    § 1351 - § 1362 (Transferred).
    Subchapter F. Further Judicial Action (Transferred)
    § 1371 & § 1372 (Transferred).
    Subchapter G. Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing
    (Repealed or Transferred)
    § 1381 - § 1385 (Repealed).
    § 1386 (Transferred).
    PART II. DEFINITION OF SPECIFIC OFFENSES
    ARTICLE A. OFFENSES AGAINST EXISTENCE OR
    STABILITY OF GOVERNMENT
    Chapter 21. Offenses Against the Flag
  • § 2101.  Display of flag at public meetings.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if, being directly or indirectly in charge of any public gathering, in any place, he ...
  • § 2102.  Desecration of flag.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if, in any manner, he: (1) for exhibition or display places any ...
  • § 2103.  Insults to national or Commonwealth flag.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he maliciously takes down, defiles, injures, removes or in any manner damages, insults, ...

  • ARTICLE B. OFFENSES INVOLVING DANGER
    TO THE PERSON
    Chapter 23. General Provisions
  • § 2301.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this article which are applicable to specific chapters or other provisions of this article, the following ...

  • Chapter 25. Criminal Homicide
  • § 2501.  Criminal homicide.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. (b) Classification.--Criminal ...
  • § 2502.  Murder.
    (a) Murder of the first degree.--A criminal homicide constitutes murder of the first degree when it is committed by an intentional killing. (b) Murder of ...
  • § 2503.  Voluntary manslaughter.
    (a) General rule.--A person who kills an individual without lawful justification commits voluntary manslaughter if at the time of the killing he is acting under ...
  • § 2504.  Involuntary manslaughter.
    (a) General rule.--A person is guilty of involuntary manslaughter when as a direct result of the doing of an unlawful act in a reckless or ...
  • § 2505.  Causing or aiding suicide.
    (a) Causing suicide as criminal homicide.--A person may be convicted of criminal homicide for causing another to commit suicide only if he intentionally causes such ...
  • § 2506.  Drug delivery resulting in death.
    (a) General rule.--A person commits murder of the third degree who administers, dispenses, delivers, gives, prescribes, sells or distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit controlled ...

  • Chapter 26. Crimes Against Unborn Child
  • § 2601.  Short title of chapter.
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Crimes Against the Unborn Child Act. ...
  • § 2602.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates ...
  • § 2603.  Criminal homicide of unborn child.
    (a) Offense defined.--An individual commits criminal homicide of an unborn child if the individual intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of an unborn ...
  • § 2604.  Murder of unborn child.
    (a) First degree murder of unborn child.-- (1) A criminal homicide of an unborn child constitutes first degree murder of an unborn child when it ...
  • § 2605.  Voluntary manslaughter of unborn child.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who kills an unborn child without lawful justification commits voluntary manslaughter of an unborn child if at the time of the ...
  • § 2606.  Aggravated assault of unborn child.
    (a) Offense.--A person commits aggravated assault of an unborn child if he attempts to cause serious bodily injury to the unborn child or causes such ...
  • § 2607.  Culpability.
    In any criminal prosecution pursuant to this chapter, the provisions of Chapter 3 (relating to culpability) shall apply, except that: (1) The term "different person" ...
  • § 2608.  Nonliability and defenses.
    (a) Nonliability.--Nothing in this chapter shall impose criminal liability: (1) For acts committed during any abortion or attempted abortion, whether lawful or unlawful, in which ...
  • § 2609.  Construction.
    The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed to prohibit the prosecution of an offender under any other provision of law. ...

  • Chapter 27. Assault
  • § 2701.  Simple assault.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of assault if he: (1) attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; (2) ...
  • § 2702.  Aggravated assault.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he: (1) attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury intentionally, ...
  • § 2703.  Assault by prisoner.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who is confined in or committed to any local or county detention facility, jail or prison or any State penal or ...
  • § 2703.1. Aggravated harassment by prisoner.
  • § 2704.  Assault by life prisoner.
    Every person who has been sentenced to death or life imprisonment in any penal institution located in this Commonwealth, and whose sentence has not been ...
  • § 2705.  Recklessly endangering another person.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he recklessly engages in conduct which places or may place another person in danger of ...
  • § 2706.  Terroristic threats.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the crime of terroristic threats if the person communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to: (1) commit any crime ...
  • § 2707.  Propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto a roadway.
    § 2707. Propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto a roadway. (a) Occupied vehicles.--Whoever intentionally throws, shoots or propels a rock, stone, brick, ...
  • § 2707.1. Discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
    § 2707.2. Paintball guns and paintball markers.
  • § 2708.  Use of tear or noxious gas in labor disputes.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person other than a duly constituted officer of the law is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he uses ...
  • § 2709.  Harassment.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another, the person: (1) strikes, shoves, kicks or ...
  • § 2709.1. Stalking.
  • § 2710.  Ethnic intimidation.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of ethnic intimidation if, with malicious intention toward the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ...
  • § 2711.  Probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases.
    (a) General rule.--A police officer shall have the same right of arrest without a warrant as in a felony whenever he has probable cause to ...
  • § 2712.  Assault on sports official.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who violates section 2701 (relating to simple assault), where the victim is a sports official who was assaulted during a sports ...
  • § 2713.  Neglect of care-dependent person.
    (a) Offense defined.--A caretaker is guilty of neglect of a care-dependent person if he: (1) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury or serious bodily ...
  • § 2714.  Unauthorized administration of intoxicant.
    A person commits a felony of the third degree when, with the intent to commit an offense under section 3121(a)(4) (relating to rape), 3123(a)(4) (relating ...
  • § 2715.  Threat to use weapons of mass destruction.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who intentionally: (1) (Deleted by amendment). (2) (Deleted by amendment). (3) reports without factual basis of knowledge the existence or potential ...
  • § 2716.  Weapons of mass destruction.
    (a) Unlawful possession or manufacture.--A person commits an offense if the person, without lawful authority to do so, intentionally, knowingly or recklessly possesses or manufactures ...
  • § 2717.  Terrorism.
    (a) General rule.--A person is guilty of terrorism if he commits a violent offense intending to do any of the following: (1) Intimidate or coerce ...

  • Chapter 29. Kidnapping
  • § 2901.  Kidnapping.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of kidnapping if he unlawfully removes another a substantial distance under the circumstances from the place where he is ...
  • § 2902.  Unlawful restraint.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he knowingly: (1) restrains another unlawfully in circumstances exposing him to risk of serious bodily injury; or ...
  • § 2903.  False imprisonment.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he knowingly restrains another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with his liberty. (b) Grading.-- (1) Except ...
  • § 2904.  Interference with custody of children.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he knowingly or recklessly takes or entices any child under the age of 18 years from the ...
  • § 2905.  Interference with custody of committed persons.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he knowingly or recklessly takes or entices any committed person away ...
  • § 2906.  Criminal coercion.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of criminal coercion, if, with intent unlawfully to restrict freedom of action of another to the detriment of the ...
  • § 2907.  Disposition of ransom.
    A person, other than a member of the family or an intermediary of the family of a person held for ransom, who knowingly receives, retains ...
  • § 2908.  Missing children.
    (a) Duties of law enforcement agencies.--Law enforcement agencies shall have the following duties with respect to missing children: (1) To investigate a report of a ...
  • § 2909.  Concealment of whereabouts of a child.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who removes a child from the child's known place of residence with the intent to conceal the child's whereabouts from the ...
  • § 2910.  Luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure.
    (a) Offense.--Unless the circumstances reasonably indicate that the child is in need of assistance, a person who lures or attempts to lure a child into ...

  • Chapter 30. Trafficking of Persons
  • § 3001.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates ...
  • § 3002.  Trafficking of persons.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if the person knowingly traffics or knowingly attempts to traffic another person, knowing that the other person will ...
  • § 3003.  Restitution for offenses.
    (a) General rule.--A person convicted of an offense under this chapter shall, in addition to any other remedy deemed appropriate by the court, be sentenced ...
  • § 3004.  Forfeiture.
    (a) General rule.--The following shall be subject to forfeitures to the Commonwealth, and no property right shall exist in them: (1) All assets, foreign or ...

  • Chapter 31. Sexual Offenses
    Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • § 3101.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this chapter which are applicable to specific provisions of this chapter, the following words and phrases ...
  • § 3102.  Mistake as to age.
    Except as otherwise provided, whenever in this chapter the criminality of conduct depends on a child being below the age of 14 years, it is ...
  • § 3103.  Spouse relationships (Repealed).
    § 3103. Spouse relationships (Repealed). 1995 Repeal Note. Section 3103 was repealed March 31, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.985, No.10, effective in 60 days. ...
  • § 3104.  Evidence of victim's sexual conduct.
    (a) General rule.--Evidence of specific instances of the alleged victim's past sexual conduct, opinion evidence of the alleged victim's past sexual conduct, and reputation evidence ...
  • § 3105.  Prompt complaint.
    Prompt reporting to public authority is not required in a prosecution under this chapter: Provided, however, That nothing in this section shall be construed to ...
  • § 3106.  Testimony of complainants.
    The credibility of a complainant of an offense under this chapter shall be determined by the same standard as is the credibility of a complainant ...
  • § 3107.  Resistance not required.
    The alleged victim need not resist the actor in prosecutions under this chapter: Provided, however, That nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit ...

  • Subchapter B. Definition of Offenses
  • § 3121.  Rape.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant: (1) By forcible compulsion. ...
  • § 3122.  Statutory rape (Repealed).
    § 3122. Statutory rape (Repealed). 1995 Repeal Note. Section 3122 was repealed March 31, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.985, No.10, effective in 60 days. ...
  • § 3122.1. Statutory sexual assault.
  • § 3123.  Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant: (1) by forcible ...
  • § 3124.  Voluntary deviate sexual intercourse (Repealed).
    § 3124. Voluntary deviate sexual intercourse (Repealed). 1995 Repeal Note. Section 3124 was repealed March 31, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.985, No.10, effective in 60 days. ...
  • § 3124.1. Sexual assault.
    § 3124.2. Institutional sexual assault.
  • § 3125.  Aggravated indecent assault.
    (a) Offenses defined.--Except as provided in sections 3121 (relating to rape), 3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual assault), 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse) and ...
  • § 3126.  Indecent assault.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of indecent assault if the person has indecent contact with the complainant, causes the complainant to have indecent contact ...
  • § 3127.  Indecent exposure.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits indecent exposure if that person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or in any place where there ...
  • § 3128.  Spousal sexual assault (Repealed).
    § 3128. Spousal sexual assault (Repealed). 1995 Repeal Note. Section 3128 was repealed March 31, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.985, No.10, effective in 60 days. ...
  • § 3129.  Sexual intercourse with animal.
    A person who engages in any form of sexual intercourse with an animal commits a misdemeanor of the second degree. (June 18, 1999, P.L.67, No.8, ...
  • § 3130.  Conduct relating to sex offenders.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the third degree if the person has reason to believe that a sex offender is not complying ...

  • Subchapter C. Loss of Property Rights
  • § 3141.  General rule.
    A person: (1) convicted under section 3121 (relating to rape), 3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual assault), 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse), 3124.1 (relating ...
  • § 3142.  Process and seizure.
    (a) Seizure.--Property subject to forfeiture under this section may be seized by law enforcement authority upon process issued by the court of common pleas having ...
  • § 3143.  Custody of property.
    Property taken or detained under this subchapter is deemed to be the property of the law enforcement authority having custody thereof and is subject only ...
  • § 3144.  Disposal of property.
    Property taken or detained pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter shall be sold in the manner of property forfeited under 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 68 ...

  • Chapter 32. Abortion
  • § 3201.  Short title of chapter.
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Abortion Control Act." ...
  • § 3202.  Legislative intent.
    (a) Rights and interests.--It is the intention of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to protect hereby the life and health of the ...
  • § 3203.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this ...
  • § 3204.  Medical consultation and judgment.
    (a) Abortion prohibited; exceptions.--No abortion shall be performed except by a physician after either: (1) he determines that, in his best clinical judgment, the abortion ...
  • § 3205.  Informed consent.
    (a) General rule.--No abortion shall be performed or induced except with the voluntary and informed consent of the woman upon whom the abortion is to ...
  • § 3206.  Parental consent.
    (a) General rule.--Except in the case of a medical emergency, or except as provided in this section, if a pregnant woman is less than 18 ...
  • § 3207.  Abortion facilities.
    (a) Regulations.--The department shall have power to make rules and regulations pursuant to this chapter, with respect to performance of abortions and with respect to ...
  • § 3208.  Printed information.
    (a) General rule.--The department shall cause to be published in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, within 60 days after this chapter becomes law, and shall update ...
  • § 3208.1. Commonwealth interference prohibited.
  • § 3209.  Spousal notice.
    (a) Spousal notice required.--In order to further the Commonwealth's interest in promoting the integrity of the marital relationship and to protect a spouse's interests in ...
  • § 3210.  Determination of gestational age.
    (a) Requirement.--Except in the case of a medical emergency which prevents compliance with this section, no abortion shall be performed or induced unless the referring ...
  • § 3211.  Abortion on unborn child of 24 or more weeks gestational age.
    § 3211. Abortion on unborn child of 24 or more weeks gestational age. (a) Prohibition.--Except as provided in subsection (b), no person shall perform or ...
  • § 3212.  Infanticide.
    (a) Status of fetus.--The law of this Commonwealth shall not be construed to imply that any human being born alive in the course of or ...
  • § 3213.  Prohibited acts.
    (a) Payment for abortion.--Except in the case of a pregnancy which is not yet clinically diagnosable, any person who intends to perform or induce abortion ...
  • § 3214.  Reporting.
    (a) General rule.--For the purpose of promotion of maternal health and life by adding to the sum of medical and public health knowledge through the ...
  • § 3215.  Publicly owned facilities; public officials and public funds.
    § 3215. Publicly owned facilities; public officials and public funds. (a) Limitations.--No hospital, clinic or other health facility owned or operated by the Commonwealth, a ...
  • § 3216.  Fetal experimentation.
    (a) Unborn or live child.--Any person who knowingly performs any type of nontherapeutic experimentation or nontherapeutic medical procedure (except an abortion as defined in this ...
  • § 3217.  Civil penalties.
    Any physician who knowingly violates any of the provisions of section 3204 (relating to medical consultation and judgment) or 3205 (relating to informed consent) shall, ...
  • § 3218.  Criminal penalties.
    (a) Application of chapter.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, no criminal penalty shall apply to a woman who violates any provision of this chapter ...
  • § 3219.  State Board of Medicine; State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
    § 3219. State Board of Medicine; State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. (a) Enforcement.--It shall be the duty of the State Board of Medicine and the ...
  • § 3220.  Construction.
    (a) Referral to coroner.--The provisions of section 503(3) of the act of June 29, 1953 (P.L.304, No.66), known as the "Vital Statistics Law of 1953," ...

  • ARTICLE C. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
    Chapter 33. Arson, Criminal Mischief and Other Property
    Destruction
  • § 3301.  Arson and related offenses.
    (a) Arson endangering persons.-- (1) A person commits a felony of the first degree if he intentionally starts a fire or causes an explosion, or ...
  • § 3302.  Causing or risking catastrophe.
    (a) Causing catastrophe.--A person who causes a catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of building, release of poison gas, radioactive material or other harmful ...
  • § 3303.  Failure to prevent catastrophe.
    A person who knowingly or recklessly fails to take reasonable measures to prevent or mitigate a catastrophe, when he can do so without substantial risk ...
  • § 3304.  Criminal mischief.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of criminal mischief if he: (1) damages tangible property of another intentionally, recklessly, or by negligence in the employment ...
  • § 3305.  Injuring or tampering with fire apparatus, hydrants, etc.
    § 3305. Injuring or tampering with fire apparatus, hydrants, etc. Whoever willfully and maliciously cuts, injures, damages, or destroys or defaces any fire hydrant or ...
  • § 3306.  Unauthorized use or opening of fire hydrants.
    Whoever opens for private usage any fire hydrant without authorization of the water authority or company having jurisdiction over such fire hydrant, commits a summary ...
  • § 3307.  Institutional vandalism.
    (a) Offenses defined.--A person commits the offense of institutional vandalism if he knowingly desecrates, as defined in section 5509 (relating to desecration or sale of ...
  • § 3308.  Additional fine for arson committed for profit.
    (a) General rule.--Any person convicted under section 2506 (relating to arson murder) or 3301 (relating to arson and related offenses) where any consideration was paid ...
  • § 3309.  Agricultural vandalism.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of agricultural vandalism if he intentionally or recklessly defaces, marks or otherwise damages the real or tangible personal ...
  • § 3310.  Agricultural crop destruction.
    (a) Offenses defined.--A person commits a felony of the second degree if he intentionally and knowingly damages any field crop, vegetable or fruit plant or ...
  • § 3311.  Ecoterrorism.
    (a) General rule.--A person is guilty of ecoterrorism if the person commits a specified offense against property intending to do any of the following: (1) ...
  • § 3312.  Destruction of a survey monument.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) A person commits a summary offense if he intentionally cuts, injures, damages, destroys, defaces or removes any survey monument or marker, ...

  • Chapter 35. Burglary and Other Criminal Intrusion
  • § 3501.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this chapter which are applicable to specific provisions of this chapter, the following words or phrases ...
  • § 3502.  Burglary.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of burglary if he enters a building or occupied structure, or separately secured or occupied portion thereof, with intent ...
  • § 3503.  Criminal trespass.
    (a) Buildings and occupied structures.-- (1) A person commits an offense if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he: (i) ...
  • § 3504.  Railroad protection, railroad vandalism and interference with transportation facilities.
    § 3504. Railroad protection, railroad vandalism and interference with transportation facilities. (a) Damage to railroad or delay of railroad operations.-- (1) A person commits an ...

  • Chapter 37. Robbery
  • § 3701.  Robbery.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he: (i) inflicts serious bodily injury upon ...
  • § 3702.  Robbery of motor vehicle.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the first degree if he steals or takes a motor vehicle from another person in the presence ...

  • Chapter 39. Theft and Related Offenses
    Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • § 3901.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this chapter which are applicable to specific provisions of this chapter, the following words and phrases ...
  • § 3902.  Consolidation of theft offenses.
    Conduct denominated theft in this chapter constitutes a single offense. An accusation of theft may be supported by evidence that it was committed in any ...
  • § 3903.  Grading of theft offenses.
    (a) Felony of the second degree.--Theft constitutes a felony of the second degree if: (1) The offense is committed during a manmade disaster, a natural ...
  • § 3904.  Arrest without warrant.
    A law enforcement officer shall have the same right of arrest without a warrant for any grade of theft as exists or may hereafter exist ...

  • Subchapter B. Definition of Offenses
  • § 3921.  Theft by unlawful taking or disposition.
    (a) Movable property.--A person is guilty of theft if he unlawfully takes, or exercises unlawful control over, movable property of another with intent to deprive ...
  • § 3922.  Theft by deception.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of theft if he intentionally obtains or withholds property of another by deception. A person deceives if he intentionally: ...
  • § 3923.  Theft by extortion.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of theft if he intentionally obtains or withholds property of another by threatening to: (1) commit another criminal offense; ...
  • § 3924.  Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
    § 3924. Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake. A person who comes into control of property of another that he knows to ...
  • § 3925.  Receiving stolen property.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of theft if he intentionally receives, retains, or disposes of movable property of another knowing that it has been ...
  • § 3926.  Theft of services.
    (a) Acquisition of services.-- (1) A person is guilty of theft if he intentionally obtains services for himself or for another which he knows are ...
  • § 3927.  Theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received.
    § 3927. Theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received. (a) Offense defined.--A person who obtains property upon agreement, or subject to a ...
  • § 3928.  Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he operates the automobile, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat, or other motor-propelled vehicle ...
  • § 3929.  Retail theft.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a retail theft if he: (1) takes possession of, carries away, transfers or causes to be carried away ...
  • § 3929.1. Library theft.
    § 3929.2. Unlawful possession of retail or library theft
    instruments.

  • § 3930.  Theft of trade secrets.
    (a) Felony of the second degree.--A person is guilty of a felony of the second degree if he: (1) by force or violence or by ...
  • § 3931.  Theft of unpublished dramas and musical compositions.
    A person is guilty of theft if he publicly presents for profit, without the consent of the author thereof, any unpublished dramatic play or musical ...
  • § 3932.  Theft of leased property.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who obtains personal property under an agreement for the lease or rental of the property is guilty of theft if he ...
  • § 3933.  Unlawful use of computer (Repealed).
    § 3933. Unlawful use of computer (Repealed). 2002 Repeal Note. Section 3933 was repealed December 16, 2002, P.L.1953, No.226, effective in 60 days. ...
  • § 3934.  Theft from a motor vehicle.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of theft from a motor vehicle if he unlawfully takes or attempts to take possession of, carries away ...

  • Chapter 41. Forgery and Fraudulent Practices
  • § 4101.  Forgery.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure anyone, or with knowledge that he is facilitating a fraud ...
  • § 4102.  Simulating objects of antiquity, rarity, etc.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, with intent to defraud anyone or with knowledge that he is facilitating a fraud to ...
  • § 4103.  Fraudulent destruction, removal or concealment of recordable instruments.
    § 4103. Fraudulent destruction, removal or concealment of recordable instruments. A person commits a felony of the third degree if, with intent to deceive or ...
  • § 4104.  Tampering with records or identification.
    (a) Writings.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, knowing that he has no privilege to do so, he falsifies, destroys, removes or ...
  • § 4105.  Bad checks.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) A person commits an offense if he issues or passes a check or similar sight order for the payment of money, ...
  • § 4106.  Access device fraud.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he: (1) uses an access device to obtain or in an attempt to obtain property or services ...
  • § 4106.1. Unlawful device-making equipment.
  • § 4107.  Deceptive or fraudulent business practices.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if, in the course of business, the person: (1) uses or possesses for use a false weight or ...
  • § 4107.1. Deception relating to kosher food products.
    § 4107.2. Deception relating to certification of minority
    business enterprise or women's business enterprise.

  • § 4108.  Commercial bribery and breach of duty to act disinterestedly.
    § 4108. Commercial bribery and breach of duty to act disinterestedly. (a) Corrupt employee, agent or fiduciary.--An employee, agent or fiduciary commits a misdemeanor of ...
  • § 4109.  Rigging publicly exhibited contest.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, with intent to prevent a publicly exhibited contest from being conducted in accordance ...
  • § 4110.  Defrauding secured creditors.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he destroys, removes, conceals, encumbers, transfers or otherwise deals with property subject to a security ...
  • § 4111.  Fraud in insolvency.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, knowing that proceedings have been or are about to be instituted for the appointment of ...
  • § 4112.  Receiving deposits in a failing financial institution.
    An officer, manager or other person directing or participating in the direction of a financial institution commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he ...
  • § 4113.  Misapplication of entrusted property and property of government or financial institutions.
    § 4113. Misapplication of entrusted property and property of government or financial institutions. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he applies or disposes ...
  • § 4114.  Securing execution of documents by deception.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if by deception he causes another to execute any instrument affecting or purporting to affect or ...
  • § 4115.  Falsely impersonating persons privately employed.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, without due authority, he pretends or holds himself out to any one as an employee ...
  • § 4116.  Copying; recording devices.
    (a) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection: "Manufacturer." The person or ...
  • § 4116.1. Unlawful operation of recording device in motion
    picture theater.

  • § 4117.  Insurance fraud.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if the person does any of the following: (1) Knowingly and with the intent to defraud a State ...
  • § 4118.  Washing vehicle titles.
    A person commits a felony of the third degree if, with intent to deceive anyone or with knowledge that the person is facilitating a deception ...
  • § 4119.  Trademark counterfeiting.
    (a) Offense defined.--Any person who knowingly manufactures, uses, displays, advertises, distributes, offers for sale, sells or possesses with intent to sell or distribute any items ...
  • § 4120.  Identity theft.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of identity theft of another person if he possesses or uses, through any means, identifying information of another ...

  • ARTICLE D. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY
    Chapter 43. Offenses Against the Family
    Subchapter A. Definition of Offenses Generally
  • § 4301.  Bigamy.
    (a) Bigamy.--A married person is guilty of bigamy, a misdemeanor of the second degree, if he contracts or purports to contract another marriage, unless at ...
  • § 4302.  Incest.
    A person is guilty of incest, a felony of the second degree, if that person knowingly marries or cohabits or has sexual intercourse with an ...
  • § 4303.  Concealing death of child.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he or she endeavors privately, either alone or by the procurement ...
  • § 4304.  Endangering welfare of children.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) A parent, guardian or other person supervising the welfare of a child under 18 years of age, or a person that ...
  • § 4305.  Dealing in infant children.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he deals in humanity, by trading, bartering, buying, selling, or dealing in infant ...
  • § 4306.  Newborn protection.
    (a) General rule.--A parent of a newborn shall not be criminally liable for any violation of this title solely for leaving a newborn in the ...

  • Subchapter B. Nonsupport (Repealed)
    § 4321 - § 4324 (Repealed).
    ARTICLE E. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC
    ADMINISTRATION
    Chapter 45. General Provisions
  • § 4501.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this article which are applicable to specific chapters or other provisions of this article, the following ...

  • Chapter 47. Bribery and Corrupt Influence
  • § 4701.  Bribery in official and political matters.
    (a) Offenses defined.--A person is guilty of bribery, a felony of the third degree, if he offers, confers or agrees to confer upon another, or ...
  • § 4702.  Threats and other improper influence in official and political matters.
    § 4702. Threats and other improper influence in official and political matters. (a) Offenses defined.--A person commits an offense if he: (1) threatens unlawful harm ...
  • § 4703.  Retaliation for past official action.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he harms another by any unlawful act in retaliation for anything lawfully done by the ...

  • Chapter 49. Falsification and Intimidation
    Subchapter A. Perjury and Falsification in Official Matters
  • § 4901.  Definition.
    As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning plainly is required "statement" means any representation, but includes a representation of opinion, belief or other ...
  • § 4902.  Perjury.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of perjury, a felony of the third degree, if in any official proceeding he makes a false statement under ...
  • § 4903.  False swearing.
    (a) False swearing in official matters.--A person who makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of such ...
  • § 4904.  Unsworn falsification to authorities.
    (a) In general.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, with intent to mislead a public servant in performing his official function, he: ...
  • § 4905.  False alarms to agencies of public safety.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he knowingly causes a false alarm of fire or other emergency to be transmitted to or within ...
  • § 4906.  False reports to law enforcement authorities.
    (a) Falsely incriminating another.--Except as provided in subsection (c), a person who knowingly gives false information to any law enforcement officer with intent to implicate ...
  • § 4907.  Tampering with witnesses and informants (Repealed).
    § 4907. Tampering with witnesses and informants (Repealed). 1980 Repeal Note. Section 4907 was repealed December 4, 1980, P.L.1097, No.187, effective in 60 days. The ...
  • § 4908.  Retaliation against witness or informant (Repealed).
    § 4908. Retaliation against witness or informant (Repealed). 1980 Repeal Note. Section 4908 was repealed December 4, 1980, P.L.1097, No.187, effective in 60 days. The ...
  • § 4909.  Witness or informant taking bribe.
    A person commits a felony of the third degree if he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit in consideration of his doing any ...
  • § 4910.  Tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, believing that an official proceeding or investigation is pending or about to be instituted, he: ...
  • § 4911.  Tampering with public records or information.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he: (1) knowingly makes a false entry in, or false alteration of, any record, document or thing ...
  • § 4912.  Impersonating a public servant.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he falsely pretends to hold a position in the public service with intent to induce ...
  • § 4913.  Impersonating a notary public.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if the person: (1) falsely pretends to hold the office of notary public within this Commonwealth; ...
  • § 4914.  False identification to law enforcement authorities.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he furnishes law enforcement authorities with false information about his identity after being informed by a law ...
  • § 4915.  Failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders requirements.
    § 4915. Failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders requirements. (a) Offense defined.--An individual who is subject to registration under 42 Pa.C.S. § 9795.1(a) ...

  • Subchapter B. Victim and Witness Intimidation
  • § 4951.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this subchapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this ...
  • § 4952.  Intimidation of witnesses or victims.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if, with the intent to or with the knowledge that his conduct will obstruct, impede, impair, prevent or ...
  • § 4953.  Retaliation against witness, victim or party.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he harms another by any unlawful act or engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits ...
  • § 4953.1. Retaliation against prosecutor or judicial official.
  • § 4954.  Protective orders.
    Any court with jurisdiction over any criminal matter may, after a hearing and in its discretion, upon substantial evidence, which may include hearsay or the ...
  • § 4954.1. Notice on protective order.
  • § 4955.  Violation of orders.
    (a) Punishment.--Any person violating any order made pursuant to section 4954 (relating to protective orders) may be punished in any of the following ways: (1) ...
  • § 4956.  Pretrial release.
    (a) Conditions for pretrial release.--Any pretrial release of any defendant whether on bail or under any other form of recognizance shall be deemed, as a ...
  • § 4957.  Protection of employment of crime victims, family members of victims and witnesses.
    § 4957. Protection of employment of crime victims, family members of victims and witnesses. (a) General rule.--An employer shall not deprive an employee of his ...

  • Chapter 51. Obstructing Governmental Operations
    Subchapter A. Definition of Offenses Generally
  • § 5101.  Obstructing administration of law or other governmental function.
    CHAPTER 51 OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS Subchapter A. Definition of Offenses Generally B. Escape Enactment. Chapter 51 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482, No.334, effective in ...
  • § 5102.  Obstructing or impeding the administration of justice by picketing, etc.
    § 5102. Obstructing or impeding the administration of justice by picketing, etc. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree ...
  • § 5103.  Unlawfully listening into deliberations of jury.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he, by any scheme or device, or in any manner, for any purpose, ...
  • § 5104.  Resisting arrest or other law enforcement.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, with the intent of preventing a public servant from effecting a lawful arrest or discharging ...
  • § 5104.1. Disarming law enforcement officer.
  • § 5105.  Hindering apprehension or prosecution.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if, with intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of another for crime or violation of ...
  • § 5106.  Failure to report injuries by firearm or criminal act.
    (a) Offense defined.--Except as set forth in subsection (a.1), a physician, intern or resident, or any person conducting, managing or in charge of any hospital ...
  • § 5107.  Aiding consummation of crime.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he intentionally aids another to accomplish an unlawful object of a crime, as by safeguarding the proceeds ...
  • § 5108.  Compounding.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit in consideration of refraining ...
  • § 5109.  Barratry.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he vexes others with unjust and vexatious suits. ...
  • § 5110.  Contempt of General Assembly.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he is disorderly or contemptuous in the presence of either branch of the ...
  • § 5111.  Dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the first degree if the person conducts a financial transaction under any of the following circumstances: (1) ...
  • § 5112.  Obstructing emergency services.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he knowingly impedes, obstructs or interferes with emergency services personnel providing emergency medical ...

  • Subchapter B. Escape
  • § 5121.  Escape.
    (a) Escape.--A person commits an offense if he unlawfully removes himself from official detention or fails to return to official detention following temporary leave granted ...
  • § 5122.  Weapons or implements for escape.
    (a) Offenses defined.-- (1) A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he unlawfully introduces within a detention facility, correctional institution or mental ...
  • § 5123.  Contraband.
    (a) Controlled substance contraband to confined persons prohibited.--A person commits a felony of the second degree if he sells, gives, transmits or furnishes to any ...
  • § 5124.  Default in required appearance.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person set at liberty by court order, with or without bail, upon condition that he will subsequently appear at a specified time ...
  • § 5125.  Absconding witness.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if, having been required by virtue of any legal process or otherwise to attend and testify ...
  • § 5126.  Flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who willfully conceals himself or moves or travels within or outside this Commonwealth with the intent to avoid apprehension, trial or ...

  • Chapter 53. Abuse of Office
  • § 5301.  Official oppression.
    A person acting or purporting to act in an official capacity or taking advantage of such actual or purported capacity commits a misdemeanor of the ...
  • § 5302.  Speculating or wagering on official action or information.
    § 5302. Speculating or wagering on official action or information. A public servant commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, in contemplation of official ...
  • § 5303.  Liability for reimbursement of costs for outside counsel.
    § 5303. Liability for reimbursement of costs for outside counsel. (a) General rule.--A public official who is convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor under ...

  • ARTICLE F. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER
    AND DECENCY
    Chapter 55. Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses
  • § 5501.  Riot.
    A person is guilty of riot, a felony of the third degree, if he participates with two or more others in a course of disorderly ...
  • § 5502.  Failure of disorderly persons to disperse upon official order.
    § 5502. Failure of disorderly persons to disperse upon official order. Where three or more persons are participating in a course of disorderly conduct which ...
  • § 5503.  Disorderly conduct.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, ...
  • § 5504.  Harassment and stalking by communication or address (Repealed).
    § 5504. Harassment and stalking by communication or address (Repealed). 2002 Repeal Note. Section 5504 was repealed December 9, 2002, P.L.1759, No.218, effective in 60 ...
  • § 5505.  Public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he appears in any public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, ...
  • § 5506.  Loitering and prowling at night time.
    Whoever at night time maliciously loiters or maliciously prowls around a dwelling house or any other place used wholly or in part for living or ...
  • § 5507.  Obstructing highways and other public passages.
    (a) Obstructing.--A person, who, having no legal privilege to do so, intentionally or recklessly obstructs any highway, railroad track or public utility right-of-way, sidewalk, navigable ...
  • § 5508.  Disrupting meetings and processions.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if, with intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession or gathering, he disturbs or ...
  • § 5509.  Desecration or sale of venerated objects.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he: (1) intentionally desecrates any public monument or structure, or place of worship ...
  • § 5510.  Abuse of corpse.
    Except as authorized by law, a person who treats a corpse in a way that he knows would outrage ordinary family sensibilities commits a misdemeanor ...
  • § 5511.  Cruelty to animals.
    (a) Killing, maiming or poisoning domestic animals or zoo animals, etc.-- (1) A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he willfully and ...
  • § 5511.1. Live animals as prizes prohibited.
    § 5511.2. Police animals.
    § 5511.3. Assault with a biological agent on animal, fowl or
    honey bees.

  • § 5512.  Lotteries, etc.
    (a) Status of activity.--All unlawful lotteries or numbers games are hereby declared to be common nuisances. Every transfer of property which shall be in pursuance ...
  • § 5513.  Gambling devices, gambling, etc.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he: (1) intentionally or knowingly makes, assembles, sets up, maintains, sells, ...
  • § 5514.  Pool selling and bookmaking.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he: (1) engages in pool selling or bookmaking; (2) occupies any place for ...
  • § 5515.  Prohibiting of paramilitary training.
    (a) Definitions.--As used in this section the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection: "Civil disorder." Any public ...
  • § 5516.  Facsimile weapons of mass destruction.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly manufactures, sells, purchases, transports or causes another to transport, delivers or ...
  • § 5517.  Unauthorized school bus entry.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who enters a school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official with intent to commit a crime ...

  • Chapter 57. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance
    Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • § 5701.  Short title of chapter.
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act." ...
  • § 5702.  Definitions.
    As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates ...

  • Subchapter B. Wire, Electronic or Oral Communication
  • § 5703.  Interception, disclosure or use of wire, electronic or oral communications.
    SUBCHAPTER B WIRE, ELECTRONIC OR ORAL COMMUNICATION Sec. 5703. Interception, disclosure or use of wire, electronic or oral communications. 5704. Exceptions to prohibition of interception ...
  • § 5704.  Exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications.
    § 5704. Exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications. It shall not be unlawful and no prior court approval shall be required under ...
  • § 5705.  Possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or advertisement of electronic, mechanical or other devices.
    § 5705. Possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or advertisement of electronic, mechanical or other devices. Except as otherwise specifically provided in section 5706 (relating to exceptions ...
  • § 5706.  Exceptions to prohibitions in possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or advertisement of electronic, mechanical or other devices.
    § 5706. Exceptions to prohibitions in possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or advertisement of electronic, mechanical or other devices. (a) Unlawful activities.--It shall not be unlawful ...
  • § 5707.  Seizure and forfeiture of electronic, mechanical or other devices.
    § 5707. Seizure and forfeiture of electronic, mechanical or other devices. Any electronic, mechanical or other device possessed, used, sent, distributed, manufactured, or assembled in ...
  • § 5708.  Order authorizing interception of wire, electronic or oral communications.
    § 5708. Order authorizing interception of wire, electronic or oral communications. The Attorney General, or, during the absence or incapacity of the Attorney General, a ...
  • § 5709.  Application for order.
    Each application for an order of authorization to intercept a wire, electronic or oral communication shall be made in writing upon the personal oath or ...
  • § 5710.  Grounds for entry of order.
    (a) Application.--Upon consideration of an application, the judge may enter an ex parte order, as requested or as modified, authorizing the interception of wire, electronic ...
  • § 5711.  Privileged communications.
    No otherwise privileged communication intercepted in accordance with, or in violation of, the provisions of this chapter shall lose its privileged character. ...
  • § 5712.  Issuance of order and effect.
    (a) Authorizing orders.--Each order authorizing the interception of any wire, electronic or oral communication shall state the following: (1) The identity of the investigative or ...
  • § 5713.  Emergency situations.
    (a) Application.--Whenever, upon informal application by the Attorney General or a designated deputy attorney general authorized in writing by the Attorney General or a district ...
  • § 5713.1. Emergency hostage and barricade situations.
  • § 5714.  Recording of intercepted communications.
    (a) Recording and monitoring.--Any wire, electronic or oral communication intercepted in accordance with this subchapter shall, if practicable, be recorded by tape or other comparable ...
  • § 5715.  Sealing of applications, orders and supporting papers.
    Applications made, final reports, and orders granted pursuant to this subchapter and supporting papers and monitor's records shall be sealed by the court and shall ...
  • § 5716.  Service of inventory and inspection of intercepted communications.
    § 5716. Service of inventory and inspection of intercepted communications. (a) Service of inventory.--Within a reasonable time but not later than 90 days after the ...
  • § 5717.  Investigative disclosure or use of contents of wire, electronic or oral communications or derivative evidence.
    § 5717. Investigative disclosure or use of contents of wire, electronic or oral communications or derivative evidence. (a) Law enforcement personnel.--Any investigative or law enforcement ...
  • § 5718.  Interception of communications relating to other offenses.
    § 5718. Interception of communications relating to other offenses. When an investigative or law enforcement officer, while engaged in court authorized interceptions of wire, electronic ...
  • § 5719.  Unlawful use or disclosure of existence of order concerning intercepted communication.
    § 5719. Unlawful use or disclosure of existence of order concerning intercepted communication. Except as specifically authorized pursuant to this subchapter any person who willfully ...
  • § 5720.  Service of copy of order and application before disclosure of intercepted communication in trial, hearing or proceeding.
    § 5720. Service of copy of order and application before disclosure of intercepted communication in trial, hearing or proceeding. The contents of any wire, electronic ...
  • § 5721.  Suppression of contents of intercepted communication or derivative evidence (Repealed).
    § 5721. Suppression of contents of intercepted communication or derivative evidence (Repealed). 1998 Repeal Note. Section 5721 was repealed February 18, 1998, P.L.102, No.19, effective ...
  • § 5721.1. Evidentiary disclosure of contents of intercepted
    communication or derivative evidence.

  • § 5722.  Report by issuing or denying judge.
    Within 30 days after the expiration of an order or an extension or renewal thereof entered under this subchapter or the denial of an order ...
  • § 5723.  Annual reports and records of Attorney General and district attorneys.
    § 5723. Annual reports and records of Attorney General and district attorneys. (a) Judges.--In addition to reports required to be made by applicants pursuant to ...
  • § 5724.  Training.
    The Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police shall establish a course of training in the legal and technical aspects of wiretapping ...
  • § 5725.  Civil action for unlawful interception, disclosure or use of wire, electronic or oral communication.
    § 5725. Civil action for unlawful interception, disclosure or use of wire, electronic or oral communication. (a) Cause of action.--Any person whose wire, electronic or ...
  • § 5726.  Action for removal from office or employment.
    (a) Cause of action.--Any aggrieved person shall have the right to bring an action in Commonwealth Court against any investigative or law enforcement officer, public ...
  • § 5727.  Expiration (Repealed).
    § 5727. Expiration (Repealed). 1988 Repeal Note. Section 5727 was repealed October 21, 1988, P.L.1000, No.115, effective immediately. ...
  • § 5728.  Injunction against illegal interception.
    Whenever it shall appear that any person is engaged or is about to engage in any act which constitutes or will constitute a felony violation ...

  • Subchapter C. Stored Wire and Electronic Communications
    and Transactional Records Access
  • § 5741.  Unlawful access to stored communications.
    (a) Offense.--Except as provided in subsection (c), it is an offense to obtain, alter or prevent authorized access to a wire or electronic communication while ...
  • § 5742.  Disclosure of contents.
    (a) Prohibitions.--Except as provided in subsection (b): (1) A person or entity providing an electronic communication service to the public shall not knowingly divulge to ...
  • § 5743.  Requirements for governmental access.
    (a) Contents of electronic communications in electronic storage.--Investigative or law enforcement officers may require the disclosure by a provider of electronic communication service of the ...
  • § 5744.  Backup preservation.
    (a) Backup preservation.-- (1) An investigative or law enforcement officer acting under section 5743(b)(2) (relating to requirements for governmental access) may include in its subpoena ...
  • § 5745.  Delayed notice.
    (a) Delay of notification.-- (1) An investigative or law enforcement officer acting under section 5743(b) (relating to requirements for governmental access) may: (i) where a ...
  • § 5746.  Cost reimbursement.
    (a) Payment.--Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), an investigative or law enforcement officer obtaining the contents of communications, records or other information under section ...
  • § 5747.  Civil action.
    (a) Cause of action.--Except as provided in subsection 5743(e) (relating to requirements for governmental access), any provider of electronic communication service, subscriber or customer aggrieved ...
  • § 5748.  Exclusivity of remedies.
    The remedies and sanctions described in this subchapter are the only judicial remedies and sanctions for nonconstitutional violations of this subchapter. ...
  • § 5749.  Retention of certain records.
    (a) Retention.--The commander shall maintain all recordings of oral communications intercepted under section 5704(16) (relating to exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications) ...

  • Subchapter D. Mobile Tracking Devices
  • § 5761.  Mobile tracking devices.
    (a) Authority to issue.--Orders for the installation and use of mobile tracking devices may be issued by a court of common pleas. (b) Jurisdiction.--Orders permitted ...

  • Subchapter E. Pen Registers, Trap and Trace Devices and
    Telecommunication Identification Interception Devices
  • § 5771.  General prohibition on use of certain devices and exception.
    SUBCHAPTER E PEN REGISTERS, TRAP AND TRACE DEVICES AND TELECOMMUNICATION IDENTIFICATION INTERCEPTION DEVICES Sec. 5771. General prohibition on use of certain devices and exception. 5772. ...
  • § 5772.  Application for an order for use of certain devices.
    (a) Application.--The Attorney General or a deputy attorney general designated in writing by the Attorney General or a district attorney or an assistant district attorney ...
  • § 5773.  Issuance of an order for use of certain devices.
    (a) In general.--Upon an application made under section 5772 (relating to application for an order for use of certain devices), the court shall enter an ...
  • § 5774.  Assistance in installation and use of certain devices.
    (a) Pen register.--Upon the request of an applicant under this subchapter, a provider of wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian or other person shall ...
  • § 5775.  Reports concerning certain devices.
    (a) Attorney General.--The Attorney General shall annually report to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts on the number of orders for pen registers, trap and ...

  • Subchapter F. Miscellaneous
  • § 5781.  Expiration of chapter.
    This chapter expires December 31, 2008, unless extended by statute. (Dec. 12, 1994, P.L.1248, No.148, eff. imd.; Feb. 18, 1998, P.L.102, No.19, eff. imd.; Nov. ...
  • § 5782.  Regulations.
    The commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall promulgate regulations consistent with sections 5704(16) (relating to exceptions to prohibition ...

  • Chapter 59. Public Indecency
  • § 5901.  Open lewdness.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he does any lewd act which he knows is likely to be observed by others ...
  • § 5902.  Prostitution and related offenses.
    (a) Prostitution.--A person is guilty of prostitution if he or she: (1) is an inmate of a house of prostitution or otherwise engages in sexual ...
  • § 5903.  Obscene and other sexual materials and performances.
    (a) Offenses defined.--No person, knowing the obscene character of the materials or performances involved, shall: (1) display or cause or permit the display of any ...
  • § 5904.  Public exhibition of insane or deformed person.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he exhibits in any place, for a pecuniary consideration or reward, any insane, ...

  • ARTICLE G. MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES
    Chapter 61. Firearms and Other Dangerous Articles
    Subchapter A. Uniform Firearms Act
  • § 6101.  Short title of subchapter.
    This subchapter shall be known and may be cited as the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995. (June 13, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1024, No.17, eff. ...
  • § 6102.  Definitions.
    Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this subchapter which are applicable to specific provisions of this subchapter, the following words and phrases, ...
  • § 6103.  Crimes committed with firearms.
    If any person commits or attempts to commit a crime enumerated in section 6105 (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or ...
  • § 6104.  Evidence of intent.
    In the trial of a person for committing or attempting to commit a crime enumerated in section 6105 (relating to persons not to possess, use, ...
  • § 6105.  Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.
    § 6105. Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. (a) Offense defined.-- (1) A person who has been convicted of an ...
  • § 6105.1. Restoration of firearm rights for offenses under
    prior laws of this Commonwealth.

  • § 6106.  Firearms not to be carried without a license.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), any person who carries a firearm in any vehicle or any person who carries a ...
  • § 6106.1. Carrying loaded weapons other than firearms.
  • § 6107.  Prohibited conduct during emergency.
    No person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency proclaimed by a State ...
  • § 6108.  Carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia.
    § 6108. Carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia. No person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun at any time upon ...
  • § 6109.  Licenses.
    (a) Purpose of license.--A license to carry a firearm shall be for the purpose of carrying a firearm concealed on or about one's person or ...
  • § 6110.  Persons to whom delivery shall not be made (Repealed).
    § 6110. Persons to whom delivery shall not be made (Repealed). 1995 Repeal Note. Section 6110 was repealed June 13, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1024, No.17, ...
  • § 6110.1. Possession of firearm by minor.
    § 6110.2. Possession of firearm with altered manufacturer's
    number.

  • § 6111.  Sale or transfer of firearms.
    (a) Time and manner of delivery.-- (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), no seller shall deliver a firearm to the purchaser or transferee thereof ...
  • § 6111.1. Pennsylvania State Police.
    § 6111.2. Firearm sales surcharge.
    § 6111.3. Firearm Records Check Fund.
    § 6111.4. Registration of firearms.
    § 6111.5. Rules and regulations.
  • § 6112.  Retail dealer required to be licensed.
    No retail dealer shall sell, or otherwise transfer or expose for sale or transfer, or have in his possession with intent to sell or transfer, ...
  • § 6113.  Licensing of dealers.
    (a) General rule.--The chief or head of any police force or police department of a city, and, elsewhere, the sheriff of the county, shall grant ...
  • § 6114.  Judicial review.
    The action of the chief of police, sheriff, county treasurer or other officer under this subchapter shall be subject to judicial review in the manner ...
  • § 6115.  Loans on, or lending or giving firearms prohibited.
    (a) Offense defined.--No person shall make any loan secured by mortgage, deposit or pledge of a firearm, nor, except as provided in subsection (b), shall ...
  • § 6116.  False evidence of identity.
    In addition to any other penalty provided in this chapter, the furnishing of false information or offering false evidence of identity is a violation of ...
  • § 6117.  Altering or obliterating marks of identification.
    (a) Offense defined.--No person shall change, alter, remove, or obliterate the manufacturer's number integral to the frame or receiver of any firearm which shall have ...
  • § 6118.  Antique firearms.
    (a) General rule.--This subchapter shall not apply to antique firearms. (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to the extent that such antique firearms, reproductions or ...
  • § 6119.  Violation penalty.
    Except as otherwise specifically provided, an offense under this subchapter constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree. (Dec. 7, 1989, P.L.607, No.68, eff. 60 days) ...
  • § 6120.  Limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition.
    § 6120. Limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition. (a) General rule.--No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, ...
  • § 6121.  Certain bullets prohibited.
    (a) Offense defined.--It is unlawful for any person to possess, use or attempt to use a KTW teflon-coated bullet or other armor-piercing ammunition while committing ...
  • § 6122.  Proof of license and exception.
    (a) General rule.--When carrying a firearm concealed on or about one's person or in a vehicle, an individual licensed to carry a firearm shall, upon ...
  • § 6123.  Waiver of disability or pardons.
    A waiver of disability from Federal authorities as provided for in 18 U.S.C. § 925 (relating to exceptions; relief from disabilities), a full pardon from ...
  • § 6124.  Administrative regulations.
    The commissioner may establish form specifications and regulations, consistent with section 6109(c) (relating to licenses), with respect to uniform forms control, including the following: (1) ...
  • § 6125.  Distribution of uniform firearm laws and firearm safety brochures.
    § 6125. Distribution of uniform firearm laws and firearm safety brochures. It shall be the duty of the Pennsylvania State Police beginning January 1, 1996, ...
  • § 6126.  Firearms Background Check Advisory Committee.
    (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established the Firearms Background Check Advisory Committee which shall consist of six members as follows: (1) The Governor or a designee. ...
  • § 6127.  Firearm tracing.
    (a) Illegal possession.--Upon recovering a firearm from the possession of anyone under 21 years of age who is not permitted by Federal or State law ...

  • Subchapter B. Firearms Generally
  • § 6141.  Purchase of firearms in contiguous states (Repealed).
    SUBCHAPTER B FIREARMS GENERALLY Sec. 6141. Purchase of firearms in contiguous states (Repealed). 6141.1. Purchase of rifles and shotguns outside this Commonwealth. 6142. Locking device ...
  • § 6141.1. Purchase of rifles and shotguns outside this
    Commonwealth.

  • § 6142.  Locking device for firearms.
    (a) Offense defined.--It shall be unlawful for any licensee to sell, deliver or transfer any firearm as defined in section 6102 (relating to definitions), other ...

  • Subchapter C. Other Dangerous Articles
  • § 6161.  Carrying explosives on conveyances.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he enters into or upon any railroad train, locomotive, tender or ...
  • § 6162.  Shipping explosives.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he knowingly delivers, or causes to be delivered to any transportation ...

  • Chapter 63. Minors
  • § 6301.  Corruption of minors.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) Whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any act corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of ...
  • § 6302.  Sale or lease of weapons and explosives.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he sells or causes to be sold or leases to any ...
  • § 6303.  Sale of starter pistols.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he sells, causes to be sold, gives or furnishes to any ...
  • § 6304.  Sale and use of air rifles.
    (a) Sale or transfer of air rifles.-- (1) It shall be unlawful for any dealer to sell, lend, rent, give, or otherwise transfer an air ...
  • § 6305.  Sale of tobacco.
    (a) Offense defined.--Except as set forth in subsection (f), a person is guilty of a summary offense if the person: (1) sells a tobacco product ...
  • § 6306.  Furnishing cigarettes or cigarette papers (Repealed).
    § 6306. Furnishing cigarettes or cigarette papers (Repealed). 2002 Repeal Note. Section 6306 was repealed July 10, 2002, P.L.789, No.112, effective in 30 days. ...
  • § 6306.1. Use of tobacco in schools prohibited.
  • § 6307.  Misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages.
    § 6307. Misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense for a ...
  • § 6308.  Purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages.
    § 6308. Purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a summary offense if he, being ...
  • § 6309.  Representing that minor is of age.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he knowingly, willfully, and falsely represents to any licensed dealer, or ...
  • § 6310.  Inducement of minors to buy liquor or malt or brewed beverages.
    § 6310. Inducement of minors to buy liquor or malt or brewed beverages. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third ...
  • § 6310.1. Selling or furnishing liquor or malt or brewed
    beverages to minors.

    § 6310.2. Manufacture or sale of false identification card.
    § 6310.3. Carrying a false identification card.
    § 6310.4. Restriction of operating privileges.
    § 6310.5. Predisposition evaluation.
    § 6310.6. Definitions.
    § 6310.7. Selling or furnishing nonalcoholic beverages to
    persons under 21 years of age.

  • § 6311.  Tattooing and body piercing.
    (a) Tattooing.--A person commits an offense if he tattoos any person under the age of 18 years without the parent or guardian of such person ...
  • § 6312.  Sexual abuse of children.
    (a) Definition.--As used in this section, "prohibited sexual act" means sexual intercourse as defined in section 3101 (relating to definitions), masturbation, sadism, masochism, bestiality, fellatio, ...
  • § 6313.  Special information.
    (a) General rule.--At the time of conviction or admission to a preadjudication disposition for a violation of section 6307 (relating to misrepresentation of age to ...
  • § 6314.  Sentencing and penalties for trafficking drugs to minors.
    § 6314. Sentencing and penalties for trafficking drugs to minors. (a) General rule.--A person over 18 years of age who is convicted in any court ...
  • § 6315.  Selling or furnishing butane to minors.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a summary offense if he knowingly sells or knowingly furnishes or purchases with the intent to sell or furnish butane ...
  • § 6316.  Selling or furnishing certain stimulants to minors.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a summary offense if he knowingly sells or purchases with the intent to sell ephedrine to a person who is ...
  • § 6317.  Drug-free school zones.
    (a) General rule.--A person 18 years of age or older who is convicted in any court of this Commonwealth of a violation of section 13(a)(14) ...
  • § 6318.  Unlawful contact with minor.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he is intentionally in contact with a minor, or a law enforcement officer acting in the performance ...
  • § 6319.  Solicitation of minors to traffic drugs.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person 18 years of age or older commits a felony of the second degree if he solicits a person who is less ...
  • § 6320.  Sexual exploitation of children.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of sexual exploitation of children if he procures for another person a child under 18 years of age ...

  • Chapter 65. Nuisances
  • § 6501.  Scattering rubbish.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of an offense if he: (1) causes any waste paper, sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, refuse or rubbish, ...
  • § 6502.  Refrigerators and iceboxes.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he discards or abandons in any place accessible to children any refrigerator or icebox ...
  • § 6503.  Posting advertisements on property of another.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he pastes, paints, brands or stamps or in any manner whatsoever places upon or ...
  • § 6504.  Public nuisances.
    Whoever erects, sets up, establishes, maintains, keeps or continues, or causes to be erected, set up, established, maintained, kept or continued, any public or common ...
  • § 6505.  Discarding television sets and tubes.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he discards or abandons in any place accessible to the public any television picture ...

  • Chapter 67. Proprietary and Official Rights
  • § 6701.  Wearing of uniforms and insignia.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if, without authority, he: (1) wears or displays the uniform, decoration, insignia or other distinctive emblem of ...
  • § 6702.  Sale of veterans' flowers.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if, without authority, he sells, or offers for sale, the labeled artificial flowers, or any imitation thereof, ...
  • § 6703.  Dealing in military decorations.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if, without authority, he purchases, sells, or offers for sale, or accepts as a ...
  • § 6704.  Fraud on association having grand lodge.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if, without the authority of the grand lodge described in this section, he: (1) fraudulently uses, in ...
  • § 6705.  Use of containers bearing owner's name (Repealed).
    § 6705. Use of containers bearing owner's name (Repealed). 1987 Repeal Note. Section 6705 was repealed July 9, 1987, P.L.215, No.37, effective in 90 days. ...
  • § 6706.  Use or possession of stamped containers (Repealed).
    § 6706. Use or possession of stamped containers (Repealed). 1987 Repeal Note. Section 6706 was repealed July 9, 1987, P.L.215, No.37, effective in 90 days. ...
  • § 6707.  False registration of domestic animals.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he, by any false pretense, obtains from any club, association, society or company ...
  • § 6708.  Retention of library property after notice to return.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he retains any book, pamphlet, magazine, newspaper, manuscript, map or other property belonging in, ...
  • § 6709.  Use of union labels.
    A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if, without the authority of the labor union or unions interested, such person: (1) uses any ...
  • § 6710.  Unauthorized use of registered insignia.
    A person commits a summary offense if, without authority, such person knowingly wears, exhibits, displays or uses, for any purpose, any insignia registered under Chapter ...
  • § 6711.  Retention of military property after notice to return.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who fails to return any military property, equipment, identification papers or other items belonging to the armed forces of the United ...
  • § 6712.  Use of carts, cases, trays, baskets, boxes and other containers.
    § 6712. Use of carts, cases, trays, baskets, boxes and other containers. (a) General rule.--A person owning shopping carts, laundry carts or containers may adopt ...

  • Chapter 69. Public Utilities
  • § 6901.  Extension of water line.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he, without first securing a permit from the water company or municipality or ...
  • § 6902.  Willful obstruction of emergency telephone calls.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he willfully refuses to relinquish immediately a party line when informed that the line ...
  • § 6903.  Railroad employee abandoning train.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, being a locomotive engineer or other railroad employee engaged in any strike, or with a ...
  • § 6904.  Interfering with railroad employee.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, in aid or furtherance of the objects of any strike upon any railroad, interferes with, ...
  • § 6905.  Nails and other hard substances attached to utility poles.
    § 6905. Nails and other hard substances attached to utility poles. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he drives a ...
  • § 6906.  Erection of crossing signboards.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he erects or maintains any device or sign in the form of railway-crossing signboards ...
  • § 6907.  Obstructing public crossings.
    It shall be a summary offense for any railroad to obstruct or block up the passage of any crossings of a highway, or obstruct such ...
  • § 6908.  Obstructing private crossings.
    It shall be a summary offense for any railroad to continue to obstruct or block up the passage of any private crossing, wherever any private ...
  • § 6909.  Lights obstructing view of signals.
    It shall be a summary offense to locate, maintain, or allow to remain, any light in such a place or manner that such light interferes ...
  • § 6910.  Unauthorized sale or transfer of tickets.
    (a) Sale of tickets.--A person, not possessed of authority, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he sells, barters, or transfers, for ...

  • Chapter 71. Sports and Amusements
  • § 7101.  Fraudulent entry of horses in race.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he enters or causes to be entered for competition, or competes for any purse, prize, premium, ...
  • § 7102.  Administering drugs to race horses.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he administers drugs or stimulants with the intent to affect the speed of ...
  • § 7103.  Horse racing.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he races, runs, paces or trots any horse, mare or gelding ...
  • § 7104.  Fortune telling.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he pretends for gain or lucre, to tell fortunes or predict ...
  • § 7105.  Pool and billiard rooms.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, being a licensed keeper, proprietor, owner or superintendent of any public poolroom or billiard room ...
  • § 7106.  Theater operators to require proof of age.
    Every person who operates a motion picture theater, when showing a motion picture rated as being suitable for viewing for adults only, shall not sell ...
  • § 7107.  Unlawful actions by athlete agents.
    (a) Offense defined.--An athlete agent shall not do any of the following: (1) Enter into an oral or written agent contract or professional sport services ...

  • Chapter 73. Trade and Commerce
    Subchapter A. Definition of Offenses Generally
  • § 7301.  Distribution of samples of medicine, dyes, etc.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he distributes or deposits any package, parcel, or sample of any medicine, dye, ink, ...
  • § 7302.  Sale and labeling of solidified alcohol.
    (a) Sale.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he manufactures, sells, or offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession ...
  • § 7303.  Sale or illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances.
    § 7303. Sale or illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances. (a) Offense defined.--No person shall, for the purpose of causing a condition of ...
  • § 7304.  Illegal sale or use of certain fire extinguishers.
    (a) Use prohibited.--It shall be unlawful for any building used for private, public or parochial school purposes, or any bus being used for the transportation ...
  • § 7305.  Sale of gasoline in glass container.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he sells gasoline in a glass container. ...
  • § 7306.  Incendiary devices.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he owns, manufactures, sells, transfers, uses or possesses any incendiary device ...
  • § 7307.  Out-of-state convict made goods.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he sells or exchanges on the open market any goods, wares or merchandise ...
  • § 7308.  Unlawful advertising of insurance business.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he publishes or prints in any newspaper, magazine, periodical, circular, letter, ...
  • § 7309.  Unlawful coercion in contracting insurance.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if he, being engaged in the business of financing the purchase of ...
  • § 7310.  Furnishing free insurance as inducement for purchases.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he, being a manufacturer, broker, wholesaler, retailer or agent of any ...
  • § 7311.  Unlawful collection agency practices.
    (a) Assignments of claims.--It is lawful for a collection agency, for the purpose of collecting or enforcing the payment thereof, to take an assignment of ...
  • § 7312.  Debt pooling.
    (a) Offense defined.--Any person engaged in the business of debt pooling shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. (b) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) of ...
  • § 7313.  Buying or exchanging Federal food order coupons, stamps, authorization cards or access devices.
    § 7313. Buying or exchanging Federal food order coupons, stamps, authorization cards or access devices. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of buying or ...
  • § 7314.  Fraudulent traffic in food orders.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of fraudulent traffic in food orders if he, whether acting for himself or for another, directly or indirectly, ...
  • § 7315.  Unauthorized disposition of donated food commodities.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, whether acting for himself or for another, directly or indirectly willfully makes any unauthorized disposition ...
  • § 7316.  Keeping bucket-shop.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he keeps, or causes to be kept, any bucket- shop, or ...
  • § 7317.  Accessories in conduct of bucket-shop.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he transmits or communicates by telegraph, telephone, wireless, telegraphy, express, mail, ...
  • § 7318.  Maintaining of premises in which bucket-shop operated.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he knowingly permits a bucket-shop, as defined in section 7316(e) of ...
  • § 7319.  Bucket-shop contracts.
    (a) Status of contracts.--All contracts, agreements, trades, or transactions of the nature of a bucket-shop as defined in section 7316(e) of this title (relating to ...
  • § 7320.  Attaching advertisement without consent of publisher.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he places or affixes or inserts, or causes to be placed or affixed or inserted, any ...
  • § 7321.  Lie detector tests.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if he requires as a condition for employment or continuation of employment ...
  • § 7322.  Demanding property to secure employment.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he, being an officer or employee of any employer of labor, solicits, demands ...
  • § 7323.  Discrimination on account of uniform.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if, being the proprietor, manager, or employee of a theatre, hotel, restaurant, or other ...
  • § 7324.  Unlawful sale of dissertations, theses and term papers.
    (a) Definitions.--As used in this section: (1) "Assignment" means any specific written, recorded, pictorial, artistic, or other academic task that is intended for submission to ...
  • § 7325.  Discrimination on account of guide, signal or service dog or other aid animal.
    § 7325. Discrimination on account of guide, signal or service dog or other aid animal. A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, ...
  • § 7326.  Disclosure of confidential tax information.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he discloses, except to authorized persons for official governmental purposes, any tax information ...
  • § 7327.  Storage, consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages on unlicensed business premises.
    § 7327. Storage, consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages on unlicensed business premises. (a) Storage.--A person commits a summary offense if he stores or permits ...
  • § 7328.  Operation of certain establishments prohibited without local option.
    § 7328. Operation of certain establishments prohibited without local option. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if that person operates ...
  • § 7329.  Prohibition of certain types of entertainment on bottle club premises.
    § 7329. Prohibition of certain types of entertainment on bottle club premises. (a) Offense defined.--No bottle club operator or servants, agents or employees of the ...
  • § 7330.  Internet child pornography (Repealed).
    § 7330. Internet child pornography (Repealed). 2002 Repeal Note. Section 7330 was repealed December 16, 2002, P.L.1953, No.226, effective in 60 days. ...

  • Subchapter B. Sunday Trading
  • § 7361.  Worldly employment or business.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he does or performs any worldly employment or business whatsoever on Sunday (works of ...
  • § 7362.  Trading in motor vehicles and trailers (Repealed).
    § 7362. Trading in motor vehicles and trailers (Repealed). 1979 Repeal Note. Section 7362 was repealed December 7, 1979, P.L.487, No.103, effective in 60 days. ...
  • § 7363.  Selling certain personal property.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he engages on Sunday in the business of selling, or sells or offers for ...
  • § 7364.  Selling or otherwise dealing in fresh meats, produce and groceries.
    § 7364. Selling or otherwise dealing in fresh meats, produce and groceries. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he engages ...
  • § 7365.  Trading in motor vehicles and trailers.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense if he engages in the business of buying, selling, exchanging, trading, or otherwise dealing in ...

  • Chapter 75. Other Offenses
  • § 7501.  Removal of mobile home to evade tax.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, being the titled owner of a mobile home or house trailer which is subject to ...
  • § 7502.  Failure of mobile home court operator to make reports.
    A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, being an operator of a mobile home or house trailer court, shall fail to submit ...
  • § 7503.  Interest of certain architects and engineers in public work contracts.
    § 7503. Interest of certain architects and engineers in public work contracts. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree ...
  • § 7504.  Appointment of special policemen.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree if he, having authority to do so, appoints as a special deputy, ...
  • § 7505.  Violation of governmental rules regarding traffic.
    Each Commonwealth agency shall promulgate rules and regulations governing all vehicular traffic at those Commonwealth facilities situated upon property of the Commonwealth which are within ...
  • § 7506.  Violation of rules regarding conduct on Commonwealth property.
    § 7506. Violation of rules regarding conduct on Commonwealth property. (a) Promulgation of rules and regulations.--The Department of Environmental Resources, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania ...
  • § 7507.  Breach of privacy by using a psychological-stress evaluator, an audio-stress monitor or a similar device without consent.
    § 7507. Breach of privacy by using a psychological-stress evaluator, an audio-stress monitor or a similar device without consent. A person commits a misdemeanor of ...
  • § 7507.1. Invasion of privacy.
  • § 7508.  Drug trafficking sentencing and penalties.
    (a) General rule.--Notwithstanding any other provisions of this or any other act to the contrary, the following provisions shall apply: (1) A person who is ...
  • § 7508.1. Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Fund.
  • § 7509.  Furnishing drug-free urine.
    (a) Unlawful sale or attempt.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he offers for sale, sells, causes to be sold or gives ...
  • § 7510.  Municipal housing code avoidance.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the crime of municipal housing code avoidance if: (1) the person has been convicted of a fourth or subsequent violation ...
  • § 7511.  Control of alarm devices and automatic dialing devices.
    (a) Automatic dialing devices.--A person may not attach or use an automatic dialing device without doing all of the following: (1) Providing the disclosure under ...
  • § 7512.  Criminal use of communication facility.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the third degree if that person uses a communication facility to commit, cause or facilitate the commission ...
  • § 7513.  Restriction on alcoholic beverages (Repealed).
    § 7513. Restriction on alcoholic beverages (Repealed). 2003 Repeal. Section 7513 was repealed September 30, 2003, P.L.120, No.24, effective February 1, 2004. Section 21(1) of ...
  • § 7514.  Operating a motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock (Repealed).
    § 7514. Operating a motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock (Repealed). 2003 Repeal. Section 7514 was repealed September 30, 2003, P.L.120, No.24, effective February ...
  • § 7515.  Contingent compensation.
    (a) Offense defined.-- (1) No person may compensate or incur an obligation to compensate any person to engage in lobbying for compensation contingent in whole ...
  • § 7516.  Greyhound racing.
    A person who holds, conducts or operates a greyhound race for public exhibition in this Commonwealth for monetary remuneration commits a misdemeanor of the first ...
  • § 7517.  Commemorative service demonstration activities.
    (a) Legislative intent.--The General Assembly finds and declares that: (1) Families have a substantial interest in organizing and attending commemorative services for deceased relatives. (2) ...

  • Chapter 76. Computer Offenses
    Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • § 7601.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates ...
  • § 7602.  Jurisdiction.
    An offense under this chapter may be deemed to have been committed either at the place where conduct constituting an element of the offense occurred ...
  • § 7603.  Restitution.
    Upon conviction of an offense under section 7611 (relating to unlawful use of computer and other computer crimes), 7612 (relating to disruption of service) or ...
  • § 7604.  Concurrent jurisdiction.
    The Attorney General shall have concurrent prosecutorial jurisdiction with the county district attorney for violations of this chapter. No person charged with a violation of ...
  • § 7605.  Defense.
    It is a defense to an action brought pursuant to Subchapter B (relating to hacking and similar offenses) that the actor: (1) was entitled by ...
  • § 7606.  Construction.
    Nothing in Subchapter B (relating to hacking and similar offenses) shall be construed to interfere with or prohibit terms or conditions in a contract or ...

  • Subchapter B. Hacking and Similar Offenses
  • § 7611.  Unlawful use of computer and other computer crimes.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of unlawful use of a computer if he: (1) accesses or exceeds authorization to access, alters, damages or ...
  • § 7612.  Disruption of service.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly engages in a scheme or artifice, including, but not limited to, a denial ...
  • § 7613.  Computer theft.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he unlawfully accesses or exceeds his authorization to access any data from a computer, computer system or ...
  • § 7614.  Unlawful duplication.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of unlawful duplication if he makes or causes to be made an unauthorized copy, in any form, including, ...
  • § 7615.  Computer trespass.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of computer trespass if he knowingly and without authority or in excess of given authority uses a computer ...
  • § 7616.  Distribution of computer virus.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly sells, gives or otherwise distributes or possesses with the intent to sell, ...

  • Subchapter C. Internet Child Pornography
  • § 7621.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this subchapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates ...
  • § 7622.  Duty of Internet service provider.
    An Internet service provider shall remove or disable access to child pornography items residing on or accessible through its service in a manner accessible to ...
  • § 7623.  Protection of privacy.
    Nothing in this subchapter may be construed as imposing a duty on an Internet service provider to actively monitor its service or affirmatively seek evidence ...
  • § 7624.  Penalty.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any Internet service provider who violates section 7622 (relating to duty of Internet service provider) commits: ...
  • § 7625.  Jurisdiction for prosecution.
    The Attorney General shall have concurrent prosecutorial jurisdiction with the county district attorney for violations of this subchapter. No person charged with a violation of ...
  • § 7626.  Application for order to remove or disable items.
    An application for an order of authorization to remove or disable items residing on or accessible through an Internet service provider's service shall be made ...
  • § 7627.  Order to remove or disable certain items from Internet service provider's service.
    § 7627. Order to remove or disable certain items from Internet service provider's service. Upon consideration of an application, the court may enter an order, ...
  • § 7628.  Notification procedure.
    (a) Duty of Attorney General.--The Attorney General shall have exclusive jurisdiction to notify Internet service providers under this subchapter. The Attorney General shall initiate notification ...
  • § 7629.  Designated agent.
    An Internet service provider may designate an agent to receive notification provided under section 7628 (relating to notification procedure). Cross References. Section 7629 is referred ...
  • § 7630.  Report to General Assembly.
    The Attorney General shall make an annual report to the chairman and minority chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Senate and to the chairman ...

  • Subchapter D. Unlawful Use of Computers
  • § 7641.  Computer-assisted remote harvesting of animals.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person who engages in computer- assisted remote harvesting of an animal or provides or operates a facility for another person to engage ...

  • Subchapter E. Electronic Mail
  • § 7661.  Unlawful transmission of electronic mail.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of unlawful transmission of electronic mail if he: (1) Uses a computer or computer network without authority and ...

  • PART III. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    Chapter 91. Criminal History Record Information
    Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • § 9101.  Short title of chapter.
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Criminal History Record Information Act." ...
  • § 9102.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates ...
  • § 9103.  Applicability.
    This chapter shall apply to persons within this Commonwealth and to any agency of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions which collects, maintains, disseminates or ...
  • § 9104.  Scope.
    (a) General rule.--Except for the provisions of Subchapter B (relating to completeness and accuracy), Subchapter D (relating to security) and Subchapter F (relating to individual ...
  • § 9105.  Other criminal justice information.
    Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to information concerning juveniles, except as provided in section 9123 (relating to juvenile records), unless they ...
  • § 9106.  Information in central repository or automated systems.
    (a) General rule.--Intelligence information, investigative information and treatment information shall not be collected in the central repository. This prohibition shall not preclude the collection in ...

  • Subchapter B. Completeness and Accuracy
  • § 9111.  Duties of criminal justice agencies.
    It shall be the duty of every criminal justice agency within the Commonwealth to maintain complete and accurate criminal history record information and to report ...
  • § 9112.  Mandatory fingerprinting.
    (a) General rule.--Fingerprints of all persons arrested for a felony, misdemeanor or summary offense which becomes a misdemeanor on a second arrest after conviction of ...
  • § 9113.  Disposition reporting by criminal justice agencies.
    (a) Reports of dispositions required.--All criminal justice agencies, including but not limited to, courts, county, regional and State correctional institutions and parole and probation agencies, ...
  • § 9114.  Correction of inaccurate information.
    Within 15 days of the detection of inaccurate data in a criminal history record, regardless of the manner of discovery, the criminal justice agency which ...

  • Subchapter C. Dissemination of Criminal History Record
    Information
  • § 9121.  General regulations.
    (a) Dissemination to criminal justice agencies.--Criminal history record information maintained by any criminal justice agency shall be disseminated without charge to any criminal justice agency ...
  • § 9122.  Expungement.
    (a) Specific proceedings.--Criminal history record information shall be expunged in a specific criminal proceeding when: (1) no disposition has been received or, upon request for ...
  • § 9123.  Juvenile records.
    (a) Expungement of juvenile records.--Notwithstanding the provisions of section 9105 (relating to other criminal justice information) and except upon cause shown, expungement of records of ...
  • § 9124.  Use of records by licensing agencies.
    (a) State agencies.--Except as provided by this chapter, a board, commission or department of the Commonwealth, when determining eligibility for licensing, certification, registration or permission ...
  • § 9125.  Use of records for employment.
    (a) General rule.--Whenever an employer is in receipt of information which is part of an employment applicant's criminal history record information file, it may use ...

  • Subchapter D. Security
  • § 9131.  Security requirements for repositories.
    Every criminal justice agency collecting, storing or disseminating criminal history record information shall ensure the confidentiality and security of criminal history record information by providing ...

  • Subchapter E. Audit
  • § 9141.  Audits.
    (a) Audit required.-- (1) The Attorney General shall conduct annual audits of the central repository and of a representative sample of all repositories. The Office ...
  • § 9142.  Quality control.
    Each repository shall establish effective procedures, in compliance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Attorney General, for the completeness and accuracy of criminal history ...
  • § 9143.  Regulations.
    It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Attorney General, in consultation with the Pennsylvania State Police, to adopt rules and regulations pursuant to ...

  • Subchapter F. Individual Right of Access and Review
  • § 9151.  Right to access and review.
    (a) General rule.--Any individual or his legal representative has the right to review, challenge, correct and appeal the accuracy and completeness of his criminal history ...
  • § 9152.  Procedure.
    (a) Rules and regulations.--The Attorney General in cooperation with appropriate criminal justice agencies shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement this section and shall establish ...
  • § 9153.  Individual rights on access and review.
    Any individual exercising his or her right to access and review under the provisions of this subchapter shall be informed when criminal history record information ...

  • Subchapter G. Responsibility of Attorney General
  • § 9161.  Duties of the Attorney General.
    The Attorney General shall have the power and authority to: (1) Establish rules and regulations for criminal history record information with respect to security, completeness, ...

  • Subchapter H. Public Notice
  • § 9171.  Requirements of repositories relating to public notice.
    Repositories maintaining criminal history record information shall inform the public and post in a public place, notice of the existence, purpose, use and accessibility of ...

  • Subchapter I. Sanctions
  • § 9181.  General administrative sanctions.
    Any person, including any agency or organization, who violates the provisions of this chapter or any regulations or rules promulgated under it may: (1) Be ...
  • § 9182.  Criminal penalties (Deleted by amendment).
    § 9182. Criminal penalties (Deleted by amendment). 1979 Repeal Note. Section 9182 was deleted by amendment December 14, 1979, P.L.556, No.127, effective immediately. ...
  • § 9183.  Civil actions.
    (a) Injunctions.--The Attorney General or any other individual or agency may institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction against any person, agency or ...

  • Chapter 93. Independent Counsel
    Subchapter A. Preliminary Provisions
  • § 9301.  Short title of chapter.
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Independent Counsel Authorization Act. ...
  • § 9302.  Definitions.
    The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this ...

  • Subchapter B. General Provisions
  • § 9311.  Organization of panel.
    (a) Composition and selection.--The Special Independent Prosecutor's Panel shall be composed of one judge of the Commonwealth Court and two judges, including senior judges, of ...
  • § 9312.  Preliminary investigation.
    (a) Preliminary investigation with respect to certain covered persons.--The General Counsel shall appoint a special investigative counsel to conduct a preliminary investigation in accordance with ...
  • § 9313.  Conduct of preliminary investigation.
    (a) In general.--A preliminary investigation conducted under this chapter shall be of matters as the special investigative counsel considers appropriate in order to make a ...
  • § 9314.  Determination that further investigation not warranted.
    (a) Notification of panel.--If the special investigative counsel upon completion of a preliminary investigation under this chapter determines that there are no reasonable grounds to ...
  • § 9315.  Determination that further investigation is warranted.
    (a) Application for appointment of independent counsel.--The special investigative counsel shall apply to the panel for the appointment of an independent counsel if: (1) the ...
  • § 9316.  Contents of application.
    Any application for the appointment of an independent counsel under this chapter shall contain sufficient information to assist the panel in selecting an independent counsel ...
  • § 9317.  Disclosure of information.
    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no officer or employee of the office of special investigative counsel or the office of independent counsel may, ...
  • § 9318.  Limitation on judicial review.
    The determination of the special investigative counsel under this chapter to apply to the panel for the appointment of an independent counsel shall not be ...
  • § 9319.  Duties of panel.
    (a) Appointment and jurisdiction of independent counsel.-- (1) Upon receipt of an application, the panel shall appoint an appropriate independent counsel and shall define that ...

  • Subchapter C. Authority and Duties of Independent Counsel
  • § 9331.  Authorities.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an independent counsel appointed under this chapter shall have, with respect to all matters in the independent counsel's prosecutorial ...
  • § 9332.  Compensation and travel expenses.
    An independent counsel appointed under this chapter shall receive compensation at the per diem rate equal to the annual rate of basic pay payable to ...
  • § 9333.  Additional personnel.
    For the purposes of carrying out the duties of the office of independent counsel, the independent counsel may appoint, fix the compensation and assign the ...
  • § 9334.  Assistance of Pennsylvania State Police.
    (a) Carrying out functions.--An independent counsel may request assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police in carrying out the functions of the independent counsel, and the ...
  • § 9335.  Referral of other matters to independent counsel.
    An independent counsel may ask the panel to refer to the independent counsel matters related to the independent counsel's prosecutorial jurisdiction, and the panel may ...
  • § 9336.  Dismissal of matters.
    The independent counsel shall have full authority to dismiss matters within the independent counsel's prosecutorial jurisdiction without conducting an investigation or at any subsequent time ...
  • § 9337.  Reports by independent counsel.
    (a) Required reports.--An independent counsel shall: (1) File with the panel, with respect to the six-month period beginning on the date of his appointment and ...
  • § 9338.  Independence from Office of Attorney General.
    Each independent counsel appointed under this chapter and the persons appointed by that independent counsel under section 9333 (relating to additional personnel) are separate from ...
  • § 9339.  Standards of conduct applicable to independent counsel, persons serving in office of independent counsel and their law firms.
    § 9339. Standards of conduct applicable to independent counsel, persons serving in office of independent counsel and their law firms. (a) Restrictions on employment while ...
  • § 9340.  Custody of records of independent counsel.
    (a) Transfer of records.--Upon termination of the office of independent counsel, that independent counsel shall transfer to the Bureau of Archives and History of the ...
  • § 9341.  Cost controls and administrative support.
    (a) Cost controls.--An independent counsel shall: (1) Conduct all activities with due regard for expense. (2) Authorize only reasonable and lawful expenditures. (3) Promptly upon ...
  • § 9342.  Legislative oversight.
    (a) Oversight of conduct of independent counsel.--An independent counsel appointed under this chapter shall submit to the General Assembly a report detailing all moneys expended ...
  • § 9343.  Removal of independent counsel and termination of office.
    § 9343. Removal of independent counsel and termination of office. (a) Removal, report on removal and termination.-- (1) An independent counsel appointed under this chapter ...
  • § 9344.  Audits.
    By December 31 of each year, an independent counsel shall prepare a statement of expenditures for the fiscal year that ended on the immediately preceding ...
  • § 9345.  Relationship with Office of Attorney General.
    Whenever a matter is in the prosecutorial jurisdiction of an independent counsel or has been accepted by an independent counsel under section 9335 (relating to ...
  • § 9346.  Venue.
    The proper venue for all prosecutions conducted by the independent counsel shall be determined in accordance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. For the ...

  • Subchapter D. Miscellaneous Provisions
  • § 9351.  Severability of chapter.
    The provisions of this chapter are severable. If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the ...
  • § 9352.  Expiration of chapter.
    This chapter shall expire five years after the date of the enactment of this chapter, except with respect to any matters pending before an independent ...

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