§2-2-8. Effect of repeal or expiration of law.
The repeal of a law, or its expiration by virtue of any
provision contained therein, shall not affect any offense
committed, or penalty or punishment incurred, before the repeal
took effect, or the law expired, save only that the proceedings
thereafter had shall conform as far as practicable to the laws in
force at the time such proceedings take place, unless otherwise
specially provided; and that if any penalty or punishment be
mitigated by the new law, such new law may, with the consent of the
party affected thereby, be applied to any judgment pronounced after
it has taken effect.