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§ 11.1304. Revictimization relief

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 P.S. Crimes and OffensesEffective: September 9, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 P.S. Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 2. Crime Victims Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 13. Enforcement
Effective: September 9, 2022
18 P.S. § 11.1304
§ 11.1304. Revictimization relief
<Section 16 of Act 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, provides that the amendment of this section by that Act shall apply to claims where the crime occurred after April 7, 2023.>
(a) Action.--In addition to any other right of action and any other remedy provided by law, a victim of a personal injury rights crime may bring a civil action against an offender in any court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive and other appropriate relief, including reasonable attorney fees and other costs associated with the litigation, for conduct which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim.
(b) Redress on behalf of victim.--The district attorney of the county in which a personal injury rights crime took place or the Attorney General, after consulting with the district attorney, may institute a civil action against an offender for injunctive or other appropriate relief for conduct which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim.
(c) Injunctive relief.--Upon a showing of cause for the issuance of injunctive relief, a court may issue special, preliminary, permanent or any other injunctive relief as may be appropriate under this section.
(d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term “conduct which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim” includes conduct which causes a temporary or permanent state of mental anguish.

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1998, Nov. 24, P.L. 882, No. 111, § 1304, added 2014, Oct. 21, P.L. 2521, No. 150, § 1, imd. effective. Amended 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, § 12, effective in 60 days [Sept. 9, 2022].
18 P.S. § 11.1304, PA ST 18 P.S. § 11.1304
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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