There are certain times in criminal defense where the prosecution will be barred from bringing charges against a criminal defendant even though the accused has never been charged in that jurisdiction. Specifically, section 111 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (Title 18) deals with this type of scenario. Assault Crimes This section is entitled: When prosecution barred by former prosecution in another jurisdiction. This section of the crimes code addresses the issue of when criminal conduct occurs in one criminal jurisdiction (such as Berks County), a prosecution in another jurisdiction (such as Chester County) shall be barred under certain circumstances. This blog will review several of those types of circumstances. You should seriously consider hiring an experienced and aggressive Chester County Criminal Lawyer if you believe that you are being prosecuted for a crime that should be barred. Regardless of the knowledge you may gain from this blog there is no substitute for hiring a good criminal defense lawyer.