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Penal law not strictly construed

ยง 5.00 Penal law not strictly construed.

The general rule that a penal statute is to be strictly construed does
not apply to this chapter, but the provisions herein must be construed
according to the fair import of their terms to promote justice and
effect the objects of the law.

PEN 5.00 2014-09-22

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