Section 1-1-9

Existing rights, remedies and defenses preserved.

This Code shall not affect any existing right, remedy or defense, nor shall it affect any prosecution now commenced, or which shall be hereafter commenced, for any offense already committed. As to all such cases, the laws in force at the adoption of this Code shall continue in force. But this section does not apply to changes in forms of remedy or defense, to rules of evidence, nor to provisions authorizing amendments of process, proceedings or pleadings in civil cases.

(Code 1852, §10; Code 1867, §10; Code 1876, §10; Code 1886, §10; Code 1896, §10; Code 1907, §10; Code 1923, §11; Code 1940, T. 1, §9.)