Lex pure poenalis obligat tantum ad poenam, non item ad culpam; lex poenalis mixta et ad culpam obligat et ad poenam


Lex pure poenalis obligat tantum ad poenam, non item ad culpam; lex poenalis mixta et ad culpam obligat et ad poenam
A law purely penal looks most at the punishment, not at the crime; a mixed penal law looks at both the crime and the punishment.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.


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