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San Andreas State Penal Code

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The San Andreas State Penal Code

 

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PREAMBLE

TITLE I. CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE AND ITS AUTHORITIES AND PROPERTY

TITLE II. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

TITLE III. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

TITLE IV.  CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

TITLE V. SEX CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND DECENCY

TITLE VI. CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC PEACE

TITLE VII. MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES

TITLE VIII. CONTROL OF DEADLY GOODS AND WEAPONS

TITLE IX. CONTROL OF VEHICLES, ROADS, AND PUBLIC WATERWAYS

TITLE X. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS CODE

TITLE XI. AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS
APPENDIX. CIVIL CODES AND LEGAL TEXTS

 

 

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Purpose

To provide a clear and detailed document describing the State's criminal definitions, procedures, and punishments as instructed by the Law.

 

Definitions

  1. The State refers to the State of San Andreas and its laws, codes, powers, and vested agents and authorities.
    1. Where necessary, The State shall also stand in for any federal, county and local laws, codes, powers, and vested agents and authorities.
  2. The State's Authorities or State Authority refers to any individual or agent of The State conducting official business on its behalf. This can include an individual elected, appointed, employed, or sworn to carry out specific functions and duties deemed necessary to the State and actively conducting this work. Examples include judges, peace officers, jury members, district attorneys, and State or local elected or other public officials.
    1. Where reasonable in this code, State Authority can instead refer to a specific agency or division of The State rather than an individual or agent of The State.
    2. Peace Officer refers to any sworn on-duty agent or officer of the law. All agencies are expected to maintain explicit policies that distinguish when an officer or agent is on-duty or off-duty.
    3. A civilian may be treated or considered under the law as a State Authority when it is reasonable to accept their situation or circumstances as a byproduct of conducting State business. An example of this would be a crime committed against a district attorney or peace officer when they are off-duty, but in response to the knowledge of their status as a district attorney or peace officer, or in retaliation or State business conducted while on-duty.
    4. A Peace Officer may only be treated or considered under the law as a State Authority when off-duty and shall not be considered or treated under the law as a Peace Officer except while serving as an on-duty agent or officer of the law.
  3. Person refers to any living human being or individual.
  4. Civilian refers to any individual who is not an on-duty peace officer or national guardsman
  5. Weapon refers to any object, tool or item, whether or not regulated or manufactured, that a person utilizes or intends to use to facilitate, inflict or threaten harm.

  6. Intentionally and Willfully refer to behavior or actions that can be reasonably demonstrated to be deliberate, to carry motive, or to reveal the inherent desire or understanding that a crime is being committed or will be committed. For example, someone may deny their act of bribery by claiming it was instead a gift, but their willful or intentional behavior during the gift giving, such as a subtle statement of vague consequences, can be reasonably considered evidence of it in fact being a bribery attempt.

  7. Knowingly refers to having privileged knowledge or a state of mind that can be reasonably demonstrated to prove an individual's understanding that a crime is occurring, has occurred, or will occur. For example, admitting under oath that you knew you were handing someone a note that intended to create panic, even if you did not write the note or knew its exacts contents.

  8. Minor refers to a person under the age of 18, or in instances related to alcohol, a person under the age of 21.

  9. Person with disabilities in this Penal Code refers to the federal definition: "a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment".

  10. General punishment modifiers and limitations shall be defined in TITLE X. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS CODE.

  11. Specific code policies shall be defined in TITLE X. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS CODE.

  12. A specific entry in the Penal Code may be referred to as an entry, charge, or crime.

  13. A specific consequence of a Penal Code entry may be referred to as the punishment.

  14. ((The age, gender, or mental state of your character has no bearing on your location of imprisonment or time of imprisonment for OOC fairness purposes. ICly you would in fact be sent to the appropriate location for your personal health and safety. For example, children should presume they’re in a children’s juvenile hall for all intentions expressed when someone is sentenced, but may wish to RP at their discretion in prison.))

 

San Andreas Penal Code Structure And Citations

Each Penal Code entry shall be structured in the following way:

 

PC (X)XX. Title Of Penal Code Entry

  1. Section 1 - Primary Definition of Penal Code Entry
  2. Section 2 - Such as exceptions to the Penal Code Entry, or another specific definition

PC (X)XX is a [citation]/[misdemeanor]/[felony] punishable by [a fine of $Y,YYY]/[imprisonment of Y minutes.]

  • Addendum for an additional notes on the Penal Code Entry, such as repeat offenses, clarification on terminology within the Penal Code Entry, examples, or guidance for Peace Officers and Attorneys.

 

For consistency and to allow ease of understanding, please refer to penal code entries in one of these ways:

  1. With the full title, prefix first, bolded. For example, PC (01)01. Bribery Of A State Authority or TITLE I. CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE AND ITS AUTHORITIES AND PROPERTY.
  2. With just the prefix. For example, PC(01)05 or PC TITLE II.
    1. When referencing a specific Penal Code subsection, you can identify it with the subsection number in brackets. For example, PC(01)01[2]

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE I. CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE AND ITS AUTHORITIES AND PROPERTY
 

(1)01. Bribery Of A State Authority

  1. A person who willfully gives or offers any bribe, reward, incentive, or other benefit to a State Authority or peace officer in return for privileged information or influence on a vote, decision, or other State business.
  2. A person who willfully gives or offers any bribe, reward, incentive, or other benefit to a State Authority or peace officer in return for the reasonable expectation of privileged information or influence on a vote, decision, or other State business.
  3. A person who intentionally or knowingly issues a false bill or payment request to a State Authority.

PC(1)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes.

Spoiler

There is of course clear cases of bribery, such as a person explicitly handing someone a sum of money and saying explicitly that they will do as they say in return for the money. However, intent and "reasonable expectation" scenarios also matter. For example, someone may not give specific instructions, but give a vague statement about "doing the right thing" or "making the right decision" in a given manner with a undisclosed sum of money given in return for this behavior. This is a reasonable situation where it can't be expected that a State Authority would make an unbiased decision if they were given such substantial money. Of course, this doesn't include small sums of money, such as a few hundred dollars, offering to fix something or buy someone a meal in return for good service, etc.

 

(1)02. Construction And Maintenance Code Violation

  1. A person who enters a clearly designated construction or facility maintenance site without the authority or purpose to be there.
  2. A person who enters a clearly designated road works site without the authority or purpose to be there.

PC(1)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by 15 minutes imprisonment and a fine of $200.

 

(1)03. Criminal Fire Code Violation

  1. A facility manager or property owner who, through willful ignorance, criminal negligence, or intentional ignorance of a fire marshal, violates a provision of the Fire Code and fails to amend that violation in a timely manner as instructed by a fire marshal.
  2. A person who disrupts, removes, defaces, or affects any official postings or notices issued by a fire marshal.

PC(1)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by 20 minutes imprisonment and a fine of $150.

 

(1)04. Criminal Possession In A State Facility

  1. A person who carries a weapon or dangerous good into a statehouse, courthouse, prison, or non-waiting area of a State operated hospital or medical facility.
  2. A person who carries any weapons or dangerous goods into a major transit center or major public center, including any airport, railway station, bus depot, stadium, or arena.
  3. A person who carries any weapons or dangerous goods into a school or onto a university campus.

PC(1)04 is a citation punishable by a fine of $100 and confiscation of all weapons and goods.

 

(1)05. Criminal Threats Against A State Authority

  1. A person who, verbally, in written form, or by electronic means, willfully threatens to commit a crime which would result in death or great bodily harm to a State's Authorities or their immediate family members as a result of their work as agents of the State, or due to the knowledge of their association with the State, including Peace Officers, EMTs, firefighters, judges, district attorneys, and jury members.
  2. A person who, verbally, in written form, or by electronic means, willfully exhibits any behavior against a State's Authorities or their immediate family members that can reasonably lead them to fear for their safety or well-being as a result of their work as agents of the State, or due to the knowledge of their association with the State, including Peace Officers, EMTs, firefighters, judges, district attorneys, and jury members.

PC(1)05 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes.

 

(1)06. Failure To Pay A Fine

  1. A person who fails to pay a fine or court ordered fee within a clearly stated and reasonably allotted amount of time.
  2. A person who refuses to fulfill a bill or payment request by a State Authority within a clearly stated and reasonably allotted amount of time

PC(1)06 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes and repayment of all fines, payments, and penalties owed to The State.

  • An person, when approached by a Peace Officer with a warranted reason to convict that person of PC(1)06, may present all immediate payments due with an additional ten percent (10%) penalty in lieu of being arrested and convicted of PC(1)06.

 

(1)07. False Alarms Or Alerts

  1. A person who willingly or knowingly makes a false claim of an emergency, fire, or other public disaster that results in, or could result in, the response of a State Authority that inherently jeopardizes public safety or creates panic. This can be through an official channel such as 911, through statements in accessible media including television and newspapers, or through statements made in a generally public area.
  2. A person who willingly or knowingly activates a fire alarm, police alarm, or other emergency alerting system with the intent of eliciting a response from a State Authority, without a reasonable need to do so or by accident.
  3. A person who uses any non-emergency or public hotline for purposes irrelevant to that particular State office, department, or agency.

  4. A person who performs prank calls, fake calls, or tries to incite mayhem through public or private State Authority communication channels.

PC(1)05 is a citation punishable by a fine of $300.

  • On a second offense or greater of PC(1)05 a person may additionally be charged with a misdemeanor and imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(1)08. Failure To Comply With Fire Code Orders

  1. A person who fails to comply with a fire marshal’s orders to bring a facility up to the standards of the Fire Code.

PC(1)08 is a citation punishable by a fine of $10 for each day in violation after being notified by a State Authority.

 

(1)09. False Information To A State Authority

  1. A person who provides false information or details to a Peace Officer during a criminal investigation or lawful detainment.
  2. A person who knowingly provides inaccurate data or information to a State Authority conducting necessary business on behalf of the State.
  3. This charge cannot stack with (2)13. Perjury

PC(1)09 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes.

 

(1)10. Filing A False Complaint

  1. A person who knowingly files a false complaint, statement, document, or representation with any organization regarding the conduct, job performance, or behavior of a public official or employee for the purpose of initiating false administrative action against that official.

PC(1)10 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment 35 minutes.

 

(1)11. Laundering Of Money Instruments

  1. A person who possesses, hides, transfers, receives, or maintains the storage of funds earned through comprehensive criminal activities.
  2. A person who intends to transfer, hide, cycle, or deceive funds collected through comprehensive criminal activities.

  3. A person who maintains an establishment with a purpose to launder funds collected through comprehensive criminal activities.

  4. This charge may only be authorized by a district attorney or agent of the court.

PC(1)11 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 70 minutes and a fine equal to ten percent (10%) of the total demonstrated amount laundered.

 

(1)12. Tampering With A Safety Device

  1. A person who unlawfully tampers with any official equipment meant to ensure accurate safety information for a State Authority or the enrage safety of the public, including fire and smoke detectors, gunshot detectors, tollbooth stations, SADOR signage, license plate readers, and CCTV cameras.

PC(1)12 is a citation punishable by a fine of $300.

  • On a second offense or greater of PC(1)12 a person may additionally be charged with a misdemeanor and imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(1)13. Tax Evasion

  1. A person, officer, or employee of an organization that fails to pay any appropriate fees or taxes liened against themselves, or an agency they are an executive of, or any circumstance where they carry the clear responsibility to fulfill such dues.
  2. A person who willfully or knowingly avoids or attempts to avoid tax or payment to the State.

  3. This does not apply for fees that would fall under (1)06. Failure To Pay A Fine.

  4. This charge may only be authorized by a district attorney or agent of the court.

PC (1)13 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes and an appropriation or lien to recoup all due taxes.

 

(1)14. Treason

  1. A person, owing allegiance to the United States and the State of San Andreas, who levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or State of San Andreas.

PC(1)14 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 360 minutes.

 

(1)15. Trespassing Within A Restricted Facility

  1. A person who, without proper authorization, enters any government owned or managed facility or area of a facility that is secured with the intent of keeping ordinary citizens outside.

  2. Such facilities include correctional institutions, military encampments, and federally or state restricted spaces within land reservations, statehouses, and courthouses.

  3. This charge cannot stack with (4)11. Trespassing.

PC (1)15 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes.

 

(1)16. Willful Delay Or Interference Of State Business

  1. A person who intercedes, delays, or impedes the immediate and necessary work of a State Authority 
  2. A person who intercedes, delays, or impedes the immediate and necessary work of a Peace Officer, EMT, firefighter, or person conducting work to protect the life or property of another person.
  3. A person, who is not being immediately arrested, who resists the orders, instructions, or lawful directions of a Peace Officer without reasonable cause to do so.
  4. A person who steals, takes, or impairs any State Authority equipment being used in an active situation, including firearms, batons, medical equipment, and vehicles.
  5. A person who protests, blocks, or restricts the normal and necessary activities around any State facility, including courthouses, police stations, prisons, hospitals, and statehouses.
  6. A person who, after being issued a ticket, citation, or infraction, continues to violate such law and ignore an officer’s orders to cease.

PC(1)16 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

  • If committed in an emergency as defined in PC(1)16[2], the crime is a  misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes
  • A person is not in violation of PC(1)16 when video taping or documenting the activities of a State Authority when such activities take place in a public area, so long as they keep a reasonable distance and follow explicit and reasonable State Authority instructions.
  • "Reasonable Cause" as outlined in PC(1)16[3] is circumstantial, but generally speaking a Peace Officer may issue such orders and lawful directions on public property in most situations, or on private property in an emergency situation, or in any situation where a Peace Officer is justified in giving explicit instructions in order to uphold the law and protect those present.
  • A person being arrested who resists the orders, instructions, or law directions of a Peace Officer should be charged with (2)18. Resisting A Peace Officer.

 

 

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(2)01. Corruption Of Public Duty

  1. A State Authority who knowingly or willfully acts outside the interests of the public good or public justice.
  2. A State Authority who, while on-duty or conducting necessary business on behalf of the State, puts actions of personal benefit or privilege above those necessary to their duty of the State.
  3. A State Authority who demonstrates criminal negligence in their duties.

PC(2)01 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.

 

(2)02. Corruption Of Public Office

  1. A person who acts outside the interests of the public good, public justice, or duties of those in public office.

PC(2)02 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 300 minutes.

 

(2)03. Contempt of Court

  1. A person who willfully disobeys the verbal or written order of a court authority, disrespects the decorum of the court, or otherwise infringes upon due process of the law.
  2. A person who willfully disobeys the verbal or written order of a court authority, disrespects the decorum of the court, or otherwise infringes upon due process.
  3. This charge can only be issued by a judge or agent of a court.

PC(2)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(2)04. Dissuading A Witness Or Victim

  1. A person who knowingly and willfully prevents or encourages any witness or victim from attending or giving subpoena or testimony at any trial, proceeding, or inquiry with the use of bribery, fear, force, or other tactics.
  2. A person who prevents the distribution, completion, answering, or due process of an affidavit, subpoena or other legal statement.

PC(2)04 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 100 minutes.

 

(2)05. Escape

  1. A person who intentionally seeks or creates an opportunity to escape the custody of a Peace Officer or State or County facility or program after being arrested.
  2. A person who makes a clear and willful effort to avoid detainment or arrest by a Peace Officer after being notified of a warrant or APB against them.
  3. A person who collects or accrues materials or equipment that can be reasonably considered for the purposes of escaping the custody of a State or County facility.
  4. A person who accepts or allows an opportunity to escape or leave the custody of a Peace Officer or State or County facility.

PC(2)05 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes

 

(2)06. Failure To Identify To A Peace Officer

  1. A person who, while being detained or under arrest by a Peace Officer, fails to provide a legal name or reasonable alias.

PC(2)06 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 10 minutes.

 

(2)07. Felony Conviction of a State Authority

  1. A person who is convicted of a felony conviction while actively serving, employed, or acting as an agent of the State or any of its agencies or departments.

PC(2)07 is a citation punishable by immediate expulsion from their office or employment with the State in addition to the penalties of their felony conviction.

 

(2)08. Forgery

  1. A person who knowingly alters, creates, or uses a written document with the intent to defraud or deceive another.
  2. A person who knowingly signs a document or agreement, electronic or otherwise, without the consent or authority of whom they are signing for.

PC(2)08 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(2)09. Fraud

  1. A person who intentionally misrepresents a matter of fact - whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed - that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that such other will act upon it to their disadvantage.

PC(2)09 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes

 

(2)10. Human Trafficking

  1. A person who intentionally smuggles non-citizens into the state without proper visas and authorization to do so.
  2. A person who intentionally restricts another’s liberty with intent for forced labor or sex trafficking, or other forced activities.

  3. This charge does not stack with Kidnapping

PC(2)10 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 240 minutes.

 

(2)11. Impersonation Of A State's Authorities

  1. A person who pretends or implies the role of a State's Authorities, such as a Peace Officer, EMT, tax collector, federal investigator, or other official claiming to be an agent of the State.
  2. A person who wears an official or realistic State Agency uniform with an official or realistic badge or identification tag except on an official, legally sanctioned movie or production set.

  3. A person who falsely claims to be a State Authority in return for material gain, special privileges, or other preferential behavior.

  4. An organization who uses a term referring to a State Authority agency or department, such as police, state attorneys, or fire fighters, while less than 75 percent of its membership consists of active or retired members of the referenced agency or department.

PC(2)11 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 50 minutes.

 

(2)12. Introduction Of Contraband

  1. A person who provides contraband to an inmate of a State or County facility, or attempts to enter a State or County facility with the intent to illegally transport contraband within it.

PC(2)12 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 100 minutes.

 

(2)13. Perjury

  1. A person who knowingly provides false information while under oath in a court of law.
  2. A person who knowingly provides false information as part of an affidavit, testimony, court-ordered deposition, or knowingly attests to the validity of a false document with a statement signifying its authenticity under penalty of perjury.

  3. This charge cannot stack with (1)09. False Information To A State Authority

PC(2)13 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 100 minutes.

 

(2)14. Public Misinformation

  1. A person who intentionally or willfully misinforms the public on matters of the State or its activities
  2. A person who intentionally or willfully distributes inaccurate or misleading information on matters relating to an election or a candidate seeking public office or appointment
  3. A person who dissuades or influences official voting outcomes through illicit, illegal, or unethical manners.

PC(2)14 is a citation punishable by a fine of $300.

  • On a second offense or greater of PC (2)14 a person may additionally be charged with a misdemeanor and imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(2)15. Racketeering

  1. The affiliation or association of a person with a criminal organization, as prescribed by local or national law enforcement entities, with the evidence of the person's attempt to commit extortion, bribery, murder, or other criminal activities while affiliated with said criminal organization.
  2. This charge can only be issued by a judge or court.

PC(2)15 is a felony that is punishable on circumstances as prescribed by relevant records and to be determined by the presiding justice or judge.

 

(2)16. Receipt of Bribery

  1. A State Authority or Peace Officer who receives a bribery, emolument, gift, reward, or other incentive in return for privileged information or influence on a vote, decision, or other State business.
  2. A State Authority or Peace Officer who receives a bribery, emolument, gift, reward, or other incentive in return for  the reasonable expectation of privileged information or influence on a vote, decision, or other State business.

PC(2)16 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes and a fine equal to the total demonstrated amount received by the person.


(2)17. Rescue

  1. A person who willfully or knowingly creates, allows, or improves an opportunity for another person to escape or leave the custody of a Peace Officer or State or County facility.
  2. A person who provides material aid or knowledge to another person to assist their ability to escape or leave the custody of a Peace Officer or State or County facility.
  3. A person who knowingly sends any gifts, materials, or items to a person in the custody of a Peace Officer or State or County facility with the intent of it being used to assist their ability to escape or leave custody.

PC(2)17 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

 

(2)18. Resisting A Peace Officer

  1. A person who knowingly avoids apprehension from a Peace Officer by non-vehicular or physical means after a Peace Officer makes a clear intent or effort to detain or arrest that person.

PC(2)18 is a misdemeanor punishable by 25 minutes imprisonment.

 

(2)19. Tampering With Evidence

  1. A person who knowingly or willfully destroys, conceal, or alters any evidence that can be reasonably expected or anticipated to be used in a criminal investigation or court proceeding.

PC(2)19 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

 

(2)20. Usage Of Privileged Knowledge

  1. A person who, through privileged knowledge acquired by their service or involvement with the State's Authorities, uses this information for personal gain, profit, or other financial or material advantage.

PC(2)20 is a citation punishable by a fine of $200 and an amount equal to the total amount earned through the privileged opportunity.

 

(2)21. Violation Of A Court Order

  1. A person who knowingly ignores or violates a subpoena or other order by a court, judge, or agent of the court to present themselves or provide a statement.
  2. A person who knowingly or willfully ignores or disobeys a signed document issuing orders or actions on behalf of a judge or court.

  3. A person in violation of a court injunction or other government operation signed by a judge or a court.

PC(2)21 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes

 

(2)22. Violation Of Parole Or Probation

  1. A person who willfully violates the terms of a probation or parole agreement.

PC(2)22 is a felony punishable by an extension of 180 minutes imprisonment in addition to the inmate’s current sentence. This falls under discretion of the parole officer.

 

(2)23. Willful Delay Of Justice

  1. A person who, while serving as an agent of the State, knowingly or willfully refuses to carry out a conviction or arrest in a reasonable manner that could be reasonably interpreted as an effort to delay swift justice.

PC(2)23 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 15 minutes.

 

(2)24. Wiretapping Violation

  1. A person who illegally conducts surveillance or wiretapping in violation of the one-party notification system without a warrant or authorization.

PC(2)24 is a felony punishable by no less than 90 minutes imprisonment and no more than 120 minutes imprisonment.

Spoiler

Cops can charge this but usually a judge is the one who notes or acknowledges what is an illegal wiretapping operation. One-party notification means that at least one party being recorded visually or audibly is aware of that they are being recorded and consents to it.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE III. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
 

(3)01. Assault - 1st Degree

  1. A person who, verbally, in written form, or by electronic means, willfully threatens to commit a crime which would result in death or great bodily harm to a person or their immediate family members.
  2. A person who, verbally, in written form, or by electronic means, willfully exhibits any behavior against a person or their immediate family members that can reasonably lead them to fear for their safety or well-being.

PC(3)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

Spoiler

1st Degree Assault differs in terms of the distance between the acts. 1st Degree Assault can occur across the street, while 2nd Degree Assault is up close, within reach of leading to 3rd Degree Assault.

 

(3)02. Assault - 2nd Degree

  1. A person whose actions puts another under the reasonable belief of imminent physical harm or offensive contact.

PC(3)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

Spoiler

2nd Degree Assault is defined by distance the threats occur. Someone a few feet away threatening to harm or kill you at any moment is assault. 1st Degree Assault is less severe as there’s a distance that someone can escape through, or that the perpetrator has more time to reconsider the threat.

 

Any violent physical contact is considered to be 3rd Degree Assault, however grabbing someone during a threat may be either 2nd or 3rd Degree Assault, depending on the circumstances

 

(3)03. Assault With A Deadly Weapon

  1. A person who attempts to cause or threaten immediate harm to another while using a weapon, tool, or other dangerous item to communicate that threat.
  2. A person who commits PC(3)01 or PC(3)02 while using a weapon, tool, or other dangerous item.

PC(3)03 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes.

Spoiler

Assault With A Deadly Weapon matches the description of Assault in the 1st or 2nd Degree, but the perpetrator also has a weapon or tool being used to communicate or facilitate that violence or fear. Keep in mind that this replaces usage of Assault in the 1st or 2nd Degree, and that using the weapon elevates this to 3rd degree Assault

 

(3)04. Assault - 3rd Degree

  1. A person who uses intentional and unlawful force or violence to cause physical harm to another person.

PC(3)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes.

Spoiler

3rd Degree Assault is defined as the moment aggressive physical contact occurs. The first punch or two would be Battery. To keep punching and fighting extensively afterward is Aggravated Battery.

 

Any violent physical contact is considered to be 3rd Degree Assault, however grabbing someone during a threat may be either 2nd or 3rd Degree Assault, depending on the circumstances

 

 

(3)05. Aggravated Assault - 3rd Degree

  1. A person who uses great or continued force or violence against another person.

PC(3)05 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 80 minutes.

Spoiler

Aggravated Assault is the continued violence or battery against a person, such as an ongoing fight or brawl, that doesn’t lead to severe bodily harm or life threatening injury. It is used exclusively beyond 3rd degree offenses since 3rd degree Assault explicitly refers to the start of physical contact

 

(3)06. False Imprisonment

  1. A person who detains or arrests another without their consent (or the consent of their guardian) without premeditated intent or ransom for less than one hour.
  2. A person who performs an unlawful citizen’s arrest.

  3. A person who forces another to carry out forced labor or services depriving them of their liberty for less than one hour.

PC(3)06 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 100 minutes.

  • if PC(3)06 is committed against a minor or person with disabilities, it is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 140 minutes.
Spoiler

False Imprisonment is when someone is held against their will for less than one hour, without any premeditated intent (such as a plan to kidnap someone) or when there is no intention to ransom the person. Citizen's Arrest is defined elsewhere.

 

(3)07. Kidnapping

  1. A person who detains or arrests another without their consent (or the consent of their guardian) with the premeditated intent to do so
  2. A person who detains or arrests another without their consent (or the consent of their guardian) for more than one hour.

  3. A person who forces another to carry out forced labor or services depriving them of their liberty for more than one hour.

  4. A person who detains or arrests another without their consent (or the consent of their guardian) with the intent or decision to hold that person for a ransom of any kind.

PC(3)07 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 240 minutes.

  • if PC(3)07 is committed against a minor or person with disabilities, it is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 300 minutes.

 

(3)08. Manslaughter

  1. A person who voluntarily, but unintentionally kills another with or without a quarrel, or while in a heat of passion or other demonstrated temporary state of mind.
  2. A person who, through a criminal accident or negligence, involuntarily kills another without malice aforethought or premeditation.

  3. A person who involuntarily kills another involuntarily or voluntarily, without malice aforethought or premeditation, with a vehicle or other large equipment.

PC(3)08 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180  minutes.

  • If PC(3)08 occurs by criminal accident or negligence, it is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.
  • If PC(3)08 occurs with a vehicle or other large equipment, it is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.
Spoiler

Manslaughter is a killing that is proven to not be planned or intended (malice aforethought). It can be voluntary (through actions that can reasonably be seen to lead to death, such as a fight after someone insults you without warning), involuntary (unexpected, such as killing someone after accidentally or negligently turning on dangerous equipment) or vehicular (killing someone while driving drunk)

 

(3)09. Mayhem

  1. A person who intentionally causes extreme pain and suffering to another, with or without permanent damage to the body.
  2. A person who causes pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, or for any sadistic purpose.

  3. A person who intentionally disfigures, disables,destroys or damages a body part, organ, or general area of the body.

PC(3)09 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

Spoiler

Mayhem/Torture is in many ways a penal code entry to enhance other charges. Mayhem can be added to any change in an instance where the Mayhem took place while, or along with, the crime being committed. It is not automatically applied to charges that may be considered Mayhem (such as an Arson that leads to Murder) unless there is the demonstration of the perpetrator torturing someone specifically in that act of Arson. Ultimately it is up to police to use this charge responsibly.

 

(3)10. Murder - Attempted

  1. A person who deliberately and intentionally attempts to kill or cause life threatening harm to another person through premeditated actions.
  2. A person who possesses a plan, process, conspiracy, or clear means to kill or cause life threatening harm to another person with evidence of premeditation and access or ownership of the means to commit the crime.

PC(3)10 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.

  • PC(3)10. Murder - Attempted is a penal code entry serving as an explicit attempt clause of another charge - PC(3)11. Murder.
Spoiler

Attempted Murder is explicitly for crimes that are premeditated (or well planned) that would lead to murder or intended to murder. Attempted Manslaughter should be charged as Manslaughter under the Attempt Clause, NOT Attempted Murder. 

 

PC(3)10[2] requires explicit evidence that the only thing stopping the person from attempting the murder is the immediate motivation/moment, but there still remains a clear interest to murder, a plan to murder, and a reasonable access or ability to carry out that murder when desired.

 

Compared to Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery is much less severe and would not, for example, leave someone in a coma or brutally wounded script-wise. There is however also no guarantee that being brutally wounded means attempted Murder as it depends on how the situation is RPed.

 

(3)11. Murder

  1. A person who unlawfully kills another with malice aforethought.
  2. A person who commits murder while engaging in a felony offense that has been proven to be a premeditated act.

PC(3)11 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 240 minutes.

Spoiler

Murder is defined clearly by a person’s premeditated forethought or plan to commit the murder. Manslaughter happens in a heat of passion, by criminal negligence or accident, or for some other incident that is not expected. The only exception to this is when someone commits a planned felony, such as planning to commit an arson. If someone dies as a result of the premeditated arson, it is no longer manslaughter and instead murder.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE IV.  CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY 
 

(4)01. Arson

  1. A person who intentionally and maliciously sets fire to or burns any structure, forest land, or property without prior authorization.
  2. A person who intentionally aids, counsels, or helps facilitate the burning of any structure, forest land, or property without proper authorization.

  3. A person who, through criminal accident or negligence, causes a fire to burn any structure, forest land, or property.

PC(4)01 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes.

 

(4)02. Burglary

  1. A person who enters into the locked or restricted property of another without their permission with the intention of committing a crime, typically theft.
  2. This crime cannot stack with (4)11. Trespassing or (1)10. Trespassing Within A Restricted Facility.

PC(4)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 35 minutes.

Spoiler

Burglary can include homes, apartments, offices, vehicles or any locked space with restricted access. Burglary is also committed irrelevant if any theft or other crime takes place. A less severe act of burglary is trespassing, which would account for instances where there is no intent to commit a crime, no locked door or other physical restriction.

 

(4)03. Extortion

  1. A person who intimidates or influences another to provide or hand over properties or services.
  2. A person who utilizes or threatens their power or authority with demonstrated malice aforethought in order to compel action by another.

  3. A person who utilizes privileged information to intimidate another for certain property or services.

PC(4)03 is a felony punishable by no less than 180 minutes imprisonment and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment.

Spoiler

Extortion depends on a person or organization using its authority, power, or influence to intimidate and threaten someone in return for property or services. Property may be demanding money to keep quiet or demanding a certain personal payment to prevent a strike.

 

Extortion may serve in lieu of corruption depending on the circumstances, or if it involves a private organization.

A union threatening a strike or collective worker action is NOT extortion unless a specific leader or member is being paid to influence union operations.

 

(4)04. Possession Of Burglary Tools

  1. A person who has in their personal possession, or in their vehicle, an appropriate combination of tools necessary to commit burglary without an appropriate or reasonable need for the tools at that moment, such as a tension bar along with a screwdriver, shimmy, or other items meant for lock picking and forced entry.

PC(4)04 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150.

Spoiler

It must be demonstrated that the person has a certain combination of these tools or in an appropriate context that would assume their usage in burglary. Having a screwdriver is not punishable alone, but a screwdriver, along with a tension bar, is punishable. Having a drill set is not enough unless it includes certain accessories generally accepted as needed for forced entry. 

 

(4)05. Receiving Stolen Property

  1. A person who knowingly buys or receives any property that has been stolen or that has been obtained in any manner constituting theft, embezzlement, or extortion.

PC(4)05 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 25 minutes.

Spoiler

If an officer can prove that the individual should have known the item was stolen based on outside factors, such as the price or quality, or any sort of common knowledge, then the person can be charged.

 

(4)06. Robbery

  1. A person who takes property from the possession of another against their will, by means of force or fear, such as through intimidation, assault, or battery.
  2. A person who enters a taxi, rail car, bus, trolleycar, or other public transit system with the intent to commit Robbery or commits Robbery against an operator or passenger.
  3. This charge cannot stack with (4)07. Armed Robbery.

PC(4)06 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes.

  • If committed in a public vehicle or public transit system as described in PC(4)06[2], the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

 

(4)07. Robbery - Armed

  1. A person who takes property from the possession of another against their will, by means of force facilitated with a weapon or with an item used as a weapon.
  2. A person who enters a taxi, railcar, bus, trolleycar, or other public transit system with the intent to commit Robbery or commits Robbery against an operator or passenger by means of force facilitated with a weapon or with an item used as a weapon.
  3. This charge cannot stack with (4)06. Robbery.

PC(4)07 is a felony punishable by 180 minutes imprisonment

  • If committed in a public vehicle or public transit system as described in PC(4)07[2], the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 200 minutes.

 

(4)08. Theft - Petty

  1. A person who steals or takes the personal property of another worth $1500 or less.
  2. A person who willfully fails to pay another person or institution as obligated by a legal contract or invoice within a reasonable amount of time for services totaling less than $1500 in value.

PC(4)08 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 25 minutes and a fine equal to the demonstrated amount needed to recoup or replace the loss.

 

(4)09. Grand Theft

  1. A person who steals or takes the personal property of another worth $1500 or more.
  2. A person who willfully fails to pay another person or institution as obligated by a legal contract or invoice within a reasonable amount of time for services totaling $1500 or more in value.

  3. A person who steals or takes a firearm, pet, prescription medication, or controlled substances of another.

PC(4)09 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes and a fine equal to the demonstrated amount needed to recoup or replace the loss.

 

(4)10. Grand Theft Auto

  1. A person who commits the theft of any vehicle, no matter the value.
  2. A person who illegally enters any parked vehicle’s driver seat without a reasonable need to do so.

  3. This charge cannot stack with any form of (4)11. Trespassing(1)10. Trespassing Within A Restricted Facility, or (4)02. Burglary.

PC(4)10 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 80 minutes.

 

(4)11. Trespassing

  1. A person who enters another’s property while it is closed or not in operation without the expressed or written permission to do so.
  2. A person who enters the restricted area of an open facility or property as defined and clearly marked by the property manager without the expressed or written permission to do so.

  3. This cannot stack with (1)10. Trespassing Within A Restricted Facility.

  4. This cannot stack with (4)02. Burglary.

PC(4)11 is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $250 and imprisonment of 10 minutes.

Spoiler

Trespassing refers to anyone who is told to leave and refuses to do so, but lacks any intention of committing a crime or other malice aforethought or action. Burglary is a far more severe act of trespassing as it comes with evidence of criminal intent.

If police close down a public space it is trespassing to enter that public space without their authorization. The same applies if a typically public space is temporarily closed.

 

(4)12. Vandalism

  1. A person that defaces, damages, or destroys property which belongs to another.

PC(4)12 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 15 minutes.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE V. SEX CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND DECENCY

 

(5)01. Animal Abuse Or Cruelty

  1. A person who intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, wounds, or kills a living animal.
  2. A person whose neglect maims, mutilates, tortures, wounds, or kills a living animal.

  3. A person who owns or keeps a domesticated pet or animal in circumstances that are not reasonably considered safe or healthy for the animal or owner.

  4. A person who owns a pet or animal that is not reasonably considered domesticated, safe, or healthy for the animal or the owner, without a proper permit.

PC(5)01 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 80 minutes.

  • If committed under circumstances of neglect as described in PC(5)01[2], the crime is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 50 minutes.
  • If PC(5)01 is committed against a police-trained animal or other animal performing duties on behalf of a State's Authorities, the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

 

(5)02. Child Abuse

  1. A person who willfully inflicts any cruel, excessive, or inhumane corporal punishment upon a child under 18 years of age.
  2. A person who willfully inflicts an injury to a child under 18 years of age, resulting in traumatic harm.

  3. A person who causes traumatic injury to a child under 18 years of age due to their negligence.

PC(5)02 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 200 minutes.

  • If committed under circumstances of neglect as described in PC(5)02[3], the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 100 minutes.

 

(5)03. Indecent Exposure

  1. A person who intentionally exposes their naked body or genitalia on public property or in the public area of a privately owned business.
  2. A person who intentionally exposes their naked body or genitalia on private property without permission of the property owner.

  3. A person who knowingly engages in sex, sexual exposure, or other sexual activity in the view of a minor.

  4. A person who engages in sex, sexual activity, or sexual exposure in the view of a minor under circumstances where it is reasonable to expect or anticipate a minor to be present.

PC(5)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

  • If Indecent Exposure is committed under the circumstances where a minor is present as described in PC(5)03[2] or PC(5)03[3], the crime is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 40 minutes.
Spoiler

Private parties / reservations in public areas are considered public events that can be restricted and therefore permit naked bodies. It is when it is in a public area or exposed to children that it is indecent exposure.

 

Genitalia does not include breasts. Assume below the belt exposure.

 

The difference between [3] and [4] is that [3] is a person seeing a minor present and continuing with Indecent Exposure, while [4] is that a person may never know a minor is present while committing indecent exposure but it is reasonable for one to assume a minor is present at that location.

 

(5)04. Lewd Or Dissolute Conduct In Public

  1. A person who solicits another to engage in inappropriate sexual or sexually suggestive conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view.
  2. A person who engages in inappropriate sexual or sexually suggestive conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view.

  3. A person who solicits sexual activity in a public place or any place open to public view.

PC(5)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 15 minutes.

Spoiler

Lewd or Dissolute Conduct refers to actions that are not necessarily Indecent Exposure, but can presumably involve or lead to Indecent Exposure. Suggestive motions or gestures in bathroom stalls or other areas that are considered indecent but not naked or involve genitalia is Lewd Or Dissolute Conduct.

 

This also applies for Indecent Exposure in areas like restrooms which involve your genitalia.

 

(5)05. Manufacture Of A Controlled Substance

  1. A person who, except as otherwise provided by law, manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical or natural extraction, any illegal or controlled substance.

PC(5)05 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

 

(5)06. Maintaining A Place For The Purpose Of Distribution

  1. A person who opens or maintains any property for the purpose of unlawfully selling, giving away, storing, or using any controlled substance, firearm, or other illicit device, good, or service.

PC(5)06 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes.

 

(5)07. Minor Alcohol Violation

  1. A minor under the age of 21 who is in possession of alcohol for consumption, products for consumption containing alcohol, or appears to be under the influence of alcohol.

PC(5)07 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150 and sending of the minor to their parent's or guardian's home.

 

(5)08. Pandering And Pimping

  1. A person who solicits or advertises, aids or provides transport or supervises persons involved in prostitution and retains some or all of the money earned.

PC(5)08 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

 

(5)09. Possession Of A Controlled Substance

  1. A person who possesses any controlled substance in an amount under once ounce (28 grams), except when the substance has been lawfully prescribed or issued to them by a licensed practitioner of medicine or is legally available without a prescription.

PC(5)09 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

 

(5)10. Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Sell

  1. A person in possession of a controlled substance or multiple controlled substances in an amount of one ounce (28 grams) or greater, except when the substance has been lawfully prescribed or issued to them by a licensed practitioner of medicine or is legally available without a prescription..

PC(5)10 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes for every half ounce (14 grams) of total controlled substances in possession, up to 360 minutes, rounded up to the nearest half-ounce.

 

(5)11. Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

  1. A person who knowingly possesses a device or mechanism used exclusively for the processing or consumption of an illegal controlled substance.

PC(5)11 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150 for each device or mechanism.

 

(5)12. Possession Of An Open Container

  1. A person who possesses a visible and open container of alcohol in a public place, or in a motor vehicle.
  2. A person who possesses a visible and open container while operating large machinery or while operating a large transport vehicle, such as  a bus, train, trolley car, boat, or airplane.

PC(5)12 is a citation punishable by a fine of $100.

  • If committed while operating large machinery or a large transport vehicle as described in PC(5)12[2], the crime is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(5)13. Public Intoxication

  1. A person who is found in any public place under the influence of intoxicating liquor,
  2. A person in a condition that they are unable to exercise care for their own safety or the safety of others

  3. A person who's clearly under the influence of alcohol and causes a disturbance or conflict at a private event and refuses to leave or comply with the owner’s wishes.

PC(5)13 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 15 minutes.

 

(5)14. Prostitution

  1. A person who knowingly engages in, or offers to engage in, a sexual act in exchange for receiving a payment or other goods and services.

PC(5)14 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes.

 

(5)15. Rape

  1. A person who forces another to engage in sexual intercourse.
  2. A person who performs non-consensual sexual intercourse with another.

  3. A person who performs sexual intercourse with another who is incapacitated, disabled, or unable to give consent.

 PC(5)15 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 240 minutes.

 

(5)16. Rape - Statutory

  1. A person who engages in mutually-interested sexual intercourse with another who is under the age of 16 and therefore cannot give legal consent.

PC(5)16 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.

 

(5)17. Sale of Alcohol To A Minor

  1. A person who knowingly sells alcohol to a minor under the age of 21 or purchases alcohol on their behalf.
  2. A person who sells alcohol to a minor under the age of 21 while operating a business, such as a convenience store, liquor store, or restaurant.

PC(5)17 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 25 minutes.

 

(5)18. Sale Of A Controlled Substance

  1. A person who sells, or offers to sell, a controlled substance to another person, regardless of whether or not they possess that controlled substance.

PC(5)18 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes.

Spoiler

Since it’s irrelevant of possession, this charge can indeed stack with whatever the present possession of a drug is on someone if they are in fact also in illegal possession of a controlled substance. This means anyone caught selling a controlled substance is also charged with whatever possession they currently have too.

 

(5)19. Sexual Assault - 1st Degree

  1. A person who commits verbal abuse for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse.
  2. A person who threatens imminent harm or non-consensual sexual contact or puts another under the belief of imminent sexual harm or non-consensual sexual contact.

PC(5)19 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(5)20. Sexual Assault - 2nd Degree

  1. A person who commits unwanted touching or sexual contact against another.
  2. A person who causes battery or similar aggressive physical contact for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse.

PC(5)20 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.

 

(5)21. Stalking

  1. A person who intentionally and maliciously follows or harasses another person who has made it known that they do not consent to such following or harassment,
  2. A person whose actions cause another person to reasonably fear for their safety, or the safety of their close friends or relatives.

  3. A person who violates an official restraining order or no-contact order issued by a court.

PC(5)21 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 35 minutes.

  • If committed while the person was violating an official restraining order as described in PC(5)21[3], the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes.

 

(5)22. Under The Influence Of A Controlled Substance

  1. A person who uses or is under the influence of a controlled substance or dangerous substance without the proper authorization or prescription to use such a substance.

PC(5)22 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 35 minutes.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE VI. CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC PEACE
 

(6)01. Disturbing The Peace

  1. A person who creates a dangerous or intimidating situation in a public place or in the public area of private property.
  2. A person who attempts to provoke, incite, or promote harm to another person through gestures, language, claims, actions, or other methods.

  3. A person whose profanity, language, voice, or noise reasonably disturbs nearby people or intends to incite violence.

PC(6)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

 

(6)02. Facial Obstruction While Committing A Crime

  1. A person who wears any mask, hood, false mustache, or other facial obstruction to conceal their identity or evade detection in any public place that refuses to remove the obstruction upon order of a peace officer. This does not apply to people wearing traditional holiday costumes, or people wearing protective facial equipment for professional trades, employment, religious, or medical purposes.
  2. A person who wears any mask, hood, false mustache, or other facial obstruction while committing a crime in a manner intended or reasonably interpreted to conceal their identity or evade detection.

PC(6)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by 10 minutes imprisonment.

 

(6)03. Incitement To Riot

  1. A person whose actions deliberately agitates or intends to agitate a crowd or large group of people organized or located peacefully in a public or private area in order to promote acts of violence or civil unrest.
  2. A group of people who could be reasonably identified by a peace officer to be gang members whose actions in a public area intend to incite violence, encourage mayhem, or promote civil unrest.

PC(6)03 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

 

(6)04. Unlawful Assembly

  1. A person or group of persons who fail to comply with the lawful order to disperse by a peace officer when their presence is not permitted and an immediate hindrance to public safety, public order, or public well-being.
  2. A person or group of persons, excluding immediate owners and residents, who refuse to leave a public or private place after it is classified as a crime scene by a peace officer or appropriate State Authority, and after being ordered to do so under the circumstances that their presence could hinder State operations or potentially tamper or destroy evidence. 
  3. A person who refuses to leave private property, even after they were invited to access it, after being instructed to do so by the property owner or manager.

  4. This charge cannot stack with (4)11. Trespassing or (1)10. Trespassing Within A Restricted Facility.

PC(6)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

 

(6)05. Vigilantism

  1. A person who attempts to affect justice according to their own understanding of right and wrong, or an unauthorized person attempts to enforce the law. (10)17. Citizens Arrest may only be enacted legally as described in the aforementioned Penal Code entry.
  2. A person who attempts (10)17. Citizens Arrest or other vigilante justice in the vicinity of a peace officer or other authority who could otherwise carry out a legal arrest, whether or not a lawful Citizen’s Arrest.

  3. A person who violates (10)14. Good Samaritan Clause.

PC(6)05 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes.

Spoiler

Vigilantism does not apply when a law enforcement officer in the vicinity is in need of immediate assistance, and a civilian aids such officer - for example, helping an officer apprehend an unarmed resisting suspect by holding him down.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE VII. MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES

 

(7)01. Corporate Hijacking

  1. A person or group who unlawfully and willfully uses a business premises for trade, corporate or financial gain without license, lease or consent from it's registered owner.

 PC(7)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes and a fee equivalent to all profits earned while committing Corporate Hijacking.

 

(7)02. Gambling License Violation

  1. A person who violates the terms of their gambling or gaming license.
  2. A person who falsely claims to operate a business with a gambling or gaming license.

  3. A person who knowingly or willfully operates rigged or unfair games of chance.

  4. A person who grossly violates the policies set for gaming and games of chance in the State of San Andreas.

  5. A person who operates any game of chance without proper permits, licenses, or authorizations.

PC(7)02 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.

 

(7)03. Legal Practice Violation

  1. A person who advertises or portrays themselves as practicing or as being entitled to practice law without being an active member of the San Andreas State Bar.

PC(7)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment.

 

(7)04. Medical Practice Violation

  1. A person who identifies themselves as possessing a license to practice advanced medicine, whether verbally, or through implied means, and who has not received proper training to do so by a State Agency.
  2. A person who performs or provides any medical services with criminal negligence, by criminal accident, or with the willful intent to cause harm to a person.

  3. A person who performs or provides any medical services not licensed or permitted by the State and fails to discontinue services in the State of San Andreas after being notified to do so.

  4. This charge cannot stack with (3)10. Murder - Attempted.

PC(7)04 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 150 minutes.

Spoiler

This charge covers any harm that happens as a result of criminal negligence or an intent to cause harm, but Murder stacks with this charge if the person dies as a result of the negligence or intentional harm.

 

This does not cover doctors who are forced to act out of threat, by order of a government authority, or in other cases that would put them in harm’s way if they do not act.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE VIII. CONTROL OF DEADLY GOODS AND WEAPONS

 

(8)01. Possession Of An Illegal Blade

  1. A civilian who possesses a blade or improvised blade over three inches in length that can be used as a cutting, slashing or stabbing weapon, whether or not concealed. ((Any wieldable script-wise knife or katana in your inventory is considered long enough to kill someone and qualify as an illegal blade.))

PC(8)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 15 minutes.

 

(8)02. Possession Of An Unlicensed Firearm

  1. A civilian who carries a legal, but unlicensed weapon on their person, in their vehicle, place of business, or other facility without proper permits.
  2. A civilian who knowingly or willfully allows another person to carry a weapon on their person, in their vehicle, place of business, or other facility without proper permits.

PC(8)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes

  • If PC(8)02 is committed by a person with a felony record, the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 60 minutes.
Spoiler

Unlicensed weapons include the Colt 45, Desert Eagle, Country Rifle, Shotgun or any other weapons that someone can obtain a license to use, but owns in this specific instance as unlicensed weapons. Illegal firearms are in contrast weapons that are never legal to own, such as UZIs. Assault weapons are AK-47s, etc.

 

(8)03. Possession Of An Illegal Firearm

  1. A civilian who possesses any firearm that is illegal in possession or not considered part of any legal weapon type.
  2. A civilian who possesses a firearm that contains illegal modifications in its design including, but not limited to, fully automatic firearms, magazine extensions, and silencers. (( Script-wise this includes Silenced Pistols, TEC-9s, MP5s and UZIs, regardless of skinning or IC interpretations. ))

  3. A civilian who possesses an assault weapon or illegal firearm which uses high-velocity, high-caliber, or specialized ammunition including, but not limited to, FMJ ammunition or HEIAP bullets. (( Script-wise this includes AK-47s, M4s, sniper rifles and automatic shotguns, regardless of skinning or IC interpretations. ))

PC(8)03 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 90 minutes.

  • If committed with an assault weapon or illegal firearm as described in PC(8)03[3], the crime is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 150 minutes.

 

(8)04. Unlicensed Sale Of A Firearm

  1. A person who illegally sells a firearm or improvised weapon of any type without proper permits or authorization.

PC(8)04 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes imprisonment and no more than 330 minutes imprisonment.

 

(8)05. Possession Of An Explosive Device

  1. A civilian who possesses any manufactured device or equipment which is made from explosive and/or highly flammable liquid, gas or solid materials, or intended to create an explosion when used.
  2. A civilian who possesses or demonstrates the intent to use any manufactured explosive device in a manner other than its intended legal use.

PC(8)05 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 240 minutes.

 

(8)06. Manufacture Or Possession Of An Improvised Device

  1. A civilian who manufactures, assembles, disassembles, or possesses parts of any dangerous weapon, explosive, trap, firearm, or other destructive device that does not apply or is appropriate to any other penal code entries, except as otherwise provided by law.

PC(8)06 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 180 minutes.

 

(8)07. Possession of Weaponry With Intent To Sell

  1. A person who is knowingly or willfully in possession of more than five (5) full weapons or the equivalent in weapon components in any combination or amount with the intent to distribute, deliver, or sell.

PC(8)07 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 240 minutes.

 

(8)08. Possession Of Explosive Or Improvised Devices With Intent To Sell

  1. A person who is knowingly or willfully in possession of more than 3 explosive devices or explosive device materials in any combination with the intent to distribute, deliver, or sell.

PC(8)08 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 300 minutes.

 

(8)09. Brandishing A Firearm

  1. A person who points, holds, or brandishes a firearm, air or gas operated weapon, or object that appears like a firearm without proper toy and prop identification in an attempt to elicit fear or hysteria, or in a grossly negligent manner.
  2. A person who willfully holds an object in a manner similar to a firearm to attempt to elicit the same fear or response as brandishing an actual firearm.

PC(8)09 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes and revocation of applicable licenses and permits for at least seven days.

Spoiler

Brandishing explicitly notes that the purpose is to elicit fear or hysteria. A Weapons Discharge violation is irrelevant of the intent to elicit hysteria so the two charges can be stacked if appropriate.

 

(8)10. Weapons Discharge Violation

  1. A person who fires a firearm without due cause or justifiable motive regardless of registration status or legality.
  2. A person committing this offense from a vehicle, whether land, sea, or in air, shall instead be charged with Drive-By Shooting.

PC(8)10 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes and revocation of applicable licenses and permits for at least seven days.

Spoiler

This charge can stack with brandishing a firearm, so you can in fact be charged both. A discharge however is different from brandishing, which requires the perpetrator to be using the brandishing as a way to elicit fear or hysteria.

 

(8)11. Drive-By Shooting

  1. A person who drives a vehicle, whether on land, sea, or in air, and has a passenger who they knowingly or willfully let discharge a firearm from within the vehicle, and the passenger is not an on-duty peace officer.
  2. A person who exits a vehicle only to immediately discharge a firearm afterward.

  3. A person who discharges a weapon in a vehicle, whether on land, sea, or in air, and is not an on-duty peace officer with proper authorization.

PC(8)11 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes imprisonment and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment.

 

(8)12. CCW Or PF Violation

  1. A person who carries concealed a legal, registered firearm that is not authorized as a conceal-carry weapon.
  2. A person who carries concealed a legal, registered firearm that they are not authorized to carry concealed.

  3. A person who does not carry proper permits or documentation for their weapon or occupational weapon usage.

  4. Any other firearms regulatory violations as set by the appropriate licensing State Agency.

PC(8)12 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes and revocation of applicable licenses and permits for at least seven days.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE IX. CONTROL OF VEHICLES, ROADS, AND PUBLIC WATERWAYS
 

9(00). Control Limitations

  1. All Vehicle Offenses under TITLE IX have a policy of being charged once for each vehicle a person uses or effects for each road law incident that takes place.
  2. A road law incident is defined as the moment a peace officer or State Authority engages a person until the conclusion of that engagement or situation.
  3. (9)10. Hit And Run can be charged for each vehicle that a driver or pedestrian commits hit and run upon. All other charges in Title 9 are charged for each vehicle the perpetrator commits the violation within. Changing vehicles during a pursuit for example can lead to two charges of (9)06. Evading A Peace Officer, etc.
  4. No person may be fined more than $1500 in the course of a single road law incident
  5. No person may receive more than three driver warnings, or behavior amounting to a single license revocation, per road law incident.

  6. A person who receives three driver warnings shall have their vehicle impounded and their license revoked for between twelve (12) and thirty-six (36) hours upon the third warning at the officer’s discretion. All warnings on a person's license shall reset after the revocation period ends and they acquire a new driver's license.

  7. A peace officer is entitled to an exterior inspection of a vehicle, as well as verification of all paperwork, licenses, registrations, and other documentation during a traffic stop. A full vehicle inspection is permitted with a search warrant or appropriate probable cause.

  8. A presiding peace officer has the full discretion to determine whether a driver warning or vehicle impoundment is necessary for any crimes that explicitly state these actions as punishments.

  9. All fees to reclaim an impounded vehicle shall be reasonable both to the effort taken to impound the vehicle, but not exceed a reasonable amount for a person to claim, including ten percent (10%) of the vehicle's total value.

  10. No person shall be charged a fee to reclaim a vehicle impounded due to actions of no fault of their own.

Spoiler

If an officer requests a driver to pull over, and the incident evolves into a pursuit, it is considered part of the same "road law incident" as it is a single, uninterrupted engagement. If the personescapes or the pursuit is canceled, it is considered a conclusion to a single "road law incident." This means, for example, if a pursuit ends, and the suspect is discovered again, new charges may be issued if they continue to evade police.

 

(9)01. Aerial Evasion

  1. A person who, while operating an aircraft, willfully flees or otherwise attempts to elude a pursuing peace officers or the orders of a peace officer to land or halt.

PC(9)01 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 70 minutes.

  • Aircraft which fail to acknowledge requests by Air Traffic Control may be shot down if there is a reasonable fear for public safety or public order.

 

(9)02. Driving without A Valid License

  1. A person operating a motor vehicle without carrying a valid driver's license.
  2. A person who refuses to show or provide a driver's license to a peace officer while operating a motor vehicle.

  3. A person operating a motor vehicle without a valid, unexpired permit or license.

PC(9)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

 

(9)03. Driving With A Suspended License

  1. A person who drives a vehicle, whether on land, sea, or in air, while having a suspended license or authorization. ((A suspended license expires after the end of the suspension period set by the peace officer, whether or not the person has a scripted drivers license))

PC(9)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes.

 

(9)04. Driving While Impaired (DWI)

  1. A person who drives a vehicle or operates heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol at or below the legal limit of 0.08 percent BAV, and also demonstrates an inability to safely operate their vehicle or equipment.
  2. A person who drives or operates heavy machinery under the influence of awareness-altering drugs, regardless of whether those drugs are being used under a prescription, and also demonstrates an inability to safely operate their vehicle or equipment.

PC(9)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes and a warning on the driver's license.

 

(9)05. Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

  1. A person who drives a vehicle or operates heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol above the legal limit of 0.08 percent BAV.

PC(9)05 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 75 minutes, revocation of their driver's license, and impoundment of their vehicle.

 

(9)06. Evading A Peace Officer

  1. A person who, while operating a vehicle on land, sea, or in air, or while operating a bicycle, willfully flees or otherwise attempts to elude or avoid a pursuing peace officer who clearly communicates visually or audibly their request for the person to pull over or stop.
  2. This charge does not include the attempt to flee and elude by foot, which is (2)18. Resisting A Peace Officer.

PC(9)06 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 70 minutes.

 

(9)07. Failure To Abide To ATC Protocols

  1. A person who fails to respond to identification requests from nearby aircraft or Air Traffic Control.
  2. A person who fails to follow the explicit instructions of Air Traffic Control.

PC(9)07 is a felony punishable by 90 minutes imprisonment.

  • Aircraft which fail to acknowledge requests by Air Traffic Control may be shot down if there is a reasonable fear for public safety or public order.

 

(9)08. Failure To Abide To A Traffic Control Device

  1. A driver who fails to follow the instructions of a traffic control device, including:
    • Fails to come to a FULL stop at “Stop Points”, noted as white or yellow lines at the edge of every intersection or with appropriate signage.
    • Crossing a double yellow line when not enter or leaving a parking lot or private driveway.
    • Ignoring clearly visible signage, whether permanent or temporary, used to direct or control traffic in any way.
    • Ignoring the instruction or direction of a peace officer or construction worker at a road works site.
    • A driver who fails to appropriately drive on the right properly with the flow of traffic, except in cases of emergency routes or private paths.
    • Ignoring any temporary or permanent traffic control signage or personnel clearly placed or marked by the San Andreas Department of Roads.
    • Ignoring or striking barriers, cones, and other guidance equipment placed by the San Andreas Department of Roads.

PC(9)08 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150 and a warning on the driver’s license.

 

(9)09. Flying Without A Pilot's License

  1. A person operating an aircraft without a proper license or authorization to do so.

PC(9)09 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 30 minutes.

 

(9)10. Hit And Run

  1. A person who hits another person or occupied vehicle and leaves the scene of the accident.

PC(9)10 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 120 minutes.

  • PC(9)10 may be charged for each instance of hit and run occurring over the course of a road law incident.

 

(9)11. Illegal Nitrous Oxide Possession

  1. A person who drives a vehicle that contains, possesses, or shows characteristics of nitrous oxide equipment use while not on a official speedway or race track.

PC(9)11 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 15 minutes and impoundment of the person's vehicle if they are its owner.

 

(9)12. Illegal Usage Of Hydraulics

  1. A person driving a vehicle that uses hydraulic equipment while in motion or on a public street, road, or highway.
  2. This excludes vehicles with hydraulic equipment permitted exclusively for business and equipment purposes, such as a forklift in motion.

PC(9)12 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150.

 

(9)13. Jaywalking

  1. A person who recklessly or intentionally crosses a public road in a manner that creates a foreseeable risk of obstructing the flow of traffic, or otherwise creates a hazard to themselves and others.

PC(9)13 is a citation punishable by a fine of $50.

 

(9)14. Parking Violation

  1. A vehicle parked, with its driver outside the vehicle, in the following ways:
    • In a manner that obstructs a lane of traffic and prevents the flow of traffic.
    • In a manner that completely obstructs an alleyway.
    • In a manner that obstructs a parking lot entrance.
    • Within a marked crosswalk.
    • In a manner that obstructs more than two-thirds of a sidewalk or pedestrian path.
    • on any median.
    • Facing opposing traffic.
    • On any bridges or tunnels.
    • On any highway or freeway.
    • On railroad tracks or within range of being struck by a railroad car.
    • In the immediate ambulatory parking or bay area of a hospital or clinic.
    • In front of or obstructing a private driveway or an entrance or exit to a private road or path.
  2. A vehicle parked in a manner not permitted by the property owner. Private property may set its own parking rules, so long as they do not obstruct any public roads or sidewalks. Policies may also be set by a property manager authorized by the property owner. State's Authorities may set parking rules for the facilities they maintain.

  3. A person who sitting in a vehicle, with the engine on or off, in any above location and refuses to move at the request of a peace officer or, if private property, by the property manager.

PC(9)14 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150 and impoundment of the vehicle.

 

(9)15. Reckless Driving

  1. A person who demonstrates careless or general disregard for the safety of themselves or others while operating a vehicle, such as (but not limited to):
    • Driving on a unpopulated sidewalk, pedestrian passageway, or plaza
    • Meandering between lanes of traffic erratically.
    • Demonstrating poor control of the vehicle or driving decisions.
    • This cannot stack with (9)23. Vehicular Endangerment.

PC(9)15 is a citation of $250 and a warning on the driver’s license.

 

(9)16. Reckless Operation Of An Aircraft

  1. A person who demonstrates careless or general disregard for the safety of themselves or others while operating an aircraft.
  2. A person who performs stunts or dangerous aeronautical maneuvers while over populated areas, while dangerously close to other aircraft, or while dangerously close to skyscrapers, radio towers, and other large structures.

  3. A person who fails to give appropriate distance or clearance to another aircraft in operation.

PC(9)16 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes and revocation of the person’s flying license.

 

(9)17. Reckless Operation Of An Off-Road Or Naval Vehicle

  1. A person who demonstrates careless or general disregard for the safety of themselves or others while operating a maritime vehicle or vehicle intended for off-road travel.

PC(9)17 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 45 minutes.

 

(9)18. Registration Violation

  1. A person driving a vehicle on a state, county, or local road without an official owner’s registration or lease registration on file or in hand.

PC(9)18 is a citation of $300, a warning on the driver’s license, and impoundment of the vehicle.

 

(9)19. Restricted Airspace Violation

  1. A person who enters the restricted airspace and refuses to leave such airspace after being ordered to leave such airspace by Air Traffic Control.

PC(9)19 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of 70 minutes.

  • Aircraft which fail to acknowledge requests by Air Traffic Control may be shot down if there is a reasonable fear for public safety or public order.

 

(9)20. Speeding Violation

  1. A person who exceeds a speed as posted by a temporary or permanent sign 
  2. A person who exceeds a speed of 90 MPH on any highway road that does not carry signage stating any speed otherwise
  3. A person who exceeds a speed of 60 MPH on any non-highway public roads that does not carry signage stating any speed otherwise

  4. A driver who fails to show a use of fair judgment in their speed when driving in poor conditions, such as poor weather, or on unpaved, off-road, slick, or damaged roads.

PC(9)20 is a citation punishable by a fine of $200 a warning on the driver’s license.

 

(9)21. Street Racing

  1. Performing an unlicensed or unauthorized vehicle race, performance, or competition on city, county, or state property
  2. Performing a vehicle race on a hazardous private course.

  3. Organizing, facilitating, or promoting a street race or other unlicensed or organized vehicle race or competition on city, county, or state property.

PC(9)21 is an misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 25 minutes.

Spoiler

A “race” or “competition” is any event that reasonably should not be taking place on a road. A hydraulics competition, for example, or a race around the dockyards both apply under street racing.

Any parking lots not considered owned by a particular business (such as the old bank parking lot in Mulholland) are considered public state property.

 

(9)22. Tinted Windows

  1. A person driving a vehicle in which the front windows have been tinted in a manner that obstructs the view or identity of the driver.

PC(9)22 is a citation punishable by a fine of $250 and impoundment of the vehicle.

 

(9)23. Unsafe Usage Of A Bicycle

  1. A person's unsafe usage of a bicycle or other self-propelled vehicle that obstructs traffic, incites disorder, creates a hazard, or demonstrates the potential for harm.

PC(9)23 is a citation of $150.

 

(9)24. Vehicular Endangerment

  1. A person who demonstrates extreme carelessness while operating a vehicle, such as by nearly striking pedestrians, entering pedestrian passageways, or nearly causing the severe harm of other motorists.
  2. A person who uses their vehicle in any manner that is dangerous to passengers, pedestrians, or nearby residents.

  3. A person who drives upon railroad tracks, busy pedestrian passageways or plazas, or on the opposite lane of travel with vehicles.

  4. Any activity that would be considered Reckless Driving, but takes place within close proximity to nearby civilians, or in dense traffic.

  5. This cannot stack with (9)15. Reckless Driving

PC(9)24 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes and impoundment of the vehicle.

Spoiler

Vehicular Endangerment cannot stack with reckless driving and is considered a more severe form of reckless driving. It serves as a catch-all for when an officer determines someone’s driving or usage of a vehicle to be beyond safe, reasonable activities.

 

Also take note that this charge does stack with hit and run. Someone who commits hit and run (hitting any vehicle or person and driving away) can be charged for each occurrence during the course of a road law incident.

 

(9)25. Vehicular Noise Violation

  1. A driver whose vehicle emits excessive noise, creating a public nuisance. Examples include modifications to increase the noise pollution of their vehicle, or the excessive use of a vehicle horn or siren without justifiable cause.

PC(9)25 is a citation punishable by a fine of $100.

 

(9)26. Vehicular Rescue

  1. A driver who avoids any signage, barrier, or other warnings posted by the SADOR or other State Authority and subsequently requires towing or rescue as a result of their actions or negligence.

PC(9)26 is a citation punishable by a fine of up to $300 to cover reasonable fees to allow the SADOR or other State Authority to retrieve the person and their vehicle.

 

(9)27. Yield Violation

  1. A person driving a vehicle that fails to yield or give right of way at an intersection with other vehicles passing or waiting to turn.
  2. A person driving a vehicle that fails to yield, giving right of way, at any time to pedestrians or cyclist traffic.

  3. A person driving a vehicle that is standing, meaning not in motion and the driver is in the vehicle, on a public road or parking lot and refuses to keep moving upon order of a peace officer.

  4. A person who ignores the emergency lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle requiring clearance and fails to move over to the right-most lane.

PC(9)27 is a citation punishable by a fine of $150 a warning on the driver’s license.

 

 

qrLmAXX.png   TITLE X. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS CODE
 

(10)00. Exceptions and Limitations

  1. A Penal Code entry is intended to be charged if its description adequately describes what has occurred during an incident. If multiple Penal Code entries adequately describe what has occurred, they may be all charged against the person. This is excluded if two Penal Code entries explicitly note that one may not be stacked with the other. 
  2. Penal Code entries shall carry punishments as explicitly instructed in each entry. It is a peace officer's discretion to waive fines associated with a crime, unless such a fine would be utilized as restitution for a victim of an applicable crime. 
  3. A judge may take full discretion to adjust any punishment as described in a Penal Code entry when issuing a sentence.
  4. No person shall be issued a sentence greater than 360 minutes imprisonment except at the discretion of a judge
  5. No person who has only committed misdemeanors or lesser crimes shall be imprisoned for greater than 120 minutes except at the discretion of a judge.
  6. All matters regarding capital punishment or other exceptional forms of punishment are at the discretion of a judge.
  7. A person who commits a crime as described by a Penal Code entry, but fails to identify themselves by a distinct name or alias, may be imprisoned for the maximum time allowed (360 minutes) until they identify themselves, at which point the appropriate punishment shall be issued. If their imprisonment time has already exceeded their punishment, they shall be immediately released. 
  8. No citation shall carry a prison sentence, however a failure to pay a citation may lead to a misdemeanor charge of (1)06. Failure To Pay A Fine.
  9. ((A person who roleplay without a sound mind will still, in any case, be arrested and charged for the crime they commit. Technically they’d be delivered to an appropriate institution in-character and not placed with the general population. Anyone using this privilege to disrupt prison activities where they'd be realistically placed in another facility may be considered powergaming. Additionally, no one may claim damages against the prison or police for insufficient facilities under these circumstances.))

 

(10)01. Attempt

  1. A person who attempts to commit any crime as described in a Penal Code entry, but fails, or is prevented or intercepted in its perpetration, shall be given the same punishment as if the offense was committed.
  2. This excludes any Penal Code entries where an explicit clause or description exists for an attempt, such as Attempted Murder.

 

(10)02. Conspiracy

  1. If two or more persons conspire to commit any crime, to falsely and maliciously to indict another for any crime, or to procure another to be charged or arrested for any crime, they shall be punished by the same punishment as if the offense was committed by themselves.

 

(10)03. Soliciting

  1. A person who solicits for the commission or perpetration of any crime shall be punished by the same punishment as if the offense was committed, except in cases of Murder or other crimes where an explicit clause or description exists for attempting the crime.

 

(10)04. Weapons Violation

  1. A person who commits a felony while in possession of a firearm shall have their firearms permit revoked.
  2. A person who demonstrates illegal or irresponsible usage of their firearm shall be suspect to firearms permit suspension or revocation depending on the penal code entry of the firearms violation. If no description exists, it shall be up to officer discretion.
  3. If a person receives two suspensions of their firearms permit they shall have their permit revoked immediately upon the second incident.
  4. These violation policies also apply, where appropriate, to licenses and permits issued to facilities and organizations unless such an issuing facility or organization makes a clear request for an exception or different method of violation management.
  5. These policies also apply to any current and future firearms or State Regulated permits created for purposes determined by the agency responsible for firearms regulation.

 

(10)05. Criminal Accomplice Clause

  1. A person who acts as an accomplice, aid, adviser, or other supportive role to another person's attempted or successful criminal acts shall receive HALF the punishment as described in the applicable Penal Code entry. If such a reduction leads to an imprisonment of 60 minutes or less, the crime shall be legally considered a misdemeanor.

 

(10)06. Accessory After the Fact

  1. A person who knowingly and willingly helps another person who had successfully committed a criminal act shall receive shall receive HALF the punishment as described in the applicable Penal Code entry. If such a reduction leads to an imprisonment of 60 minutes or less, the crime shall be legally considered a misdemeanor.

 

(10)07. Mistake of Fact

  1. A person who commits a crime, as described in a Penal Code entry, but claims, and can display or demonstrate evidence, that they acted on the honestly held belief they were not violating the law or, prior to being informed otherwise, did not understand that their actions would violate the law. In these matters, the person may be cleared of wrongdoing if the crime explicitly requires mens rea, meaning a willful intention, knowing, or understanding that they are committing a crime or intend harm.
  2. In any other cases where mens rea does not apply, it may be at the discretion of a judge to lower the punishment, or a peace officer may use their discretion to issue HALF the punishment as described in the applicable Penal Code entry. If such a reduction leads to an imprisonment of 60 minutes or less, the crime shall be legally considered a misdemeanor.

 

(10)08. Involuntary Intoxication

  1. A person found to be involuntarily intoxicated, meaning they were evidently drugged or had their awareness impaired against their will or knowledge, cannot be found guilty of an offense as they did not have the adequate state of mind to do so.
  2. In any other cases where a state of mind does not apply, it may be at the discretion of a judge to lower the punishment, or a peace officer may use their discretion to issue HALF the punishment as described in the applicable Penal Code entry. If such a reduction leads to an imprisonment of 60 minutes or less, the crime shall be legally considered a misdemeanor.

 

(10)09. Private Defense, Self Defense, Castle Doctrine, And Defense Of Others

  1. A person who has a reasonable belief that they, or another, are in imminent danger of being killed, seriously injured or unlawfully touched, and believe that imminent force is needed to prevent that danger and use no more force than is necessary to negate that danger, will absolved of criminal liability in TITLE Y CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON. ALL these requirements must be met to be completely absolved of criminal liability.
  2. If not all requirements are met, it may be at the discretion of a judge to lower the punishment, or a peace officer may use their discretion to issue HALF the punishment as described in the applicable Penal Code entry. If such a reduction leads to an imprisonment of 60 minutes or less, the crime shall be legally considered a misdemeanor.
  3. This implementation policy also applies in the case of a person who is protecting their home from imminent danger or robbery when on private property.
  4. This implementation policy cannot be applied in cases of gang on gang violence or in other such instances where the party claiming the defense was put at risk of immediate danger by their own involvement with actionable criminality.

 

(10)10. Necessity

  1. A person who commits an offense out of necessity to protect themselves or others from significant bodily harm or emergency, has no adequate legal alternative, no safe opportunity of escape, did not create a greater danger through their actions, and held an actual and reasonable belief that their action was necessary to prevent harm, will be absolved of criminal liability for the offense deemed to be committed as a necessity to prevent greater harm.
  2. This implementation policy cannot be applied in cases of gang on gang violence or in other such instances where the party claiming the defense was put at risk of immediate danger by their own involvement with actionable criminality or clearly preventable behavior.

 

(10)11. Entrapment

  1. A person who would not have committed an crime as described in this Penal Code, if not for for the harassment, threats, or coercion to do so by members of law enforcement, cannot be found guilty of the offense that they were persuaded to commit.

 

(10)12. Duress

  1. A person who commits any offense in response to immediate threats to kill from a third party, and does so in order to negate those threats, cannot be found to have had the required criminal intent with which to be held liable for an offense. This excludes severe crimes against the person, such as Torture, Murder, Mayhem, and Attempted Murder.

 

(10)13. Probable Cause & Plain View Search

  1. Peace officers have the power to seize and record evidence upon any event that is in their plain view so long as they have a legal reason to be where they’re located at the time.
  2. A person who gives a State Authority permission to view or access a facility, equipment or other areas is permitting that agent to view a facility for probable cause or plain view evidence. If this person is not a peace officer or agent of the court and permission is granted, it is reasonable that the same privileges be extended to a peace officer or agent of the court.
  3. Probable Cause does not have a specific definition, but refers to the premise that an officer’s “gut feeling” or career expertise, supported by plain view evidence (such as the smell of marijuana or other items), suggests a reasonable and probable situation of criminality and authorize a search based on that evidence. Probable Cause can be circumstantially contested in a court of law.
Spoiler

Plain View applies even when an officer is in hot pursuit and enters, for example, an apartment complex and sees a clear criminal act in progress while chasing someone. They can call in other units to seize and handle that situation too.

 

(10)13. Suspicion Detainment

  1. A peace officer's or court's justifiable suspicion of a person to commit or conspire to commit a crime is sufficient to allow that person to be detained for questioning for no more than 30 minutes in police or court custody, however they cannot be searched beyond a legal Terry Frisk intended for the officer’s safety, unless probable cause or concurrent evidence emerges.
  2. A person who is at the scene of a crime, riot, or major public disturbance may also be classified under the suspicion policy for temporary detainment.
  3. Violation of this policy, or an act of justifiable suspicion that extends beyond legal bounds, extends beyond Color of Law and is satisfactory for suit.
  4. A person who fails to identify themselves to a peace officer during arrest or arraignment shall be imprisoned for the maximum time allowed by the law until they can be successfully identified by a peace officer or the courts.

 

(10)14. Good Samaritan Clause

  1. Civilians may, at the request of State's Authorities, give their assistance with carrying out official State business, so long as it doesn’t extend beyond the powers, duties, responsibilities, and authorities of that State Authority.
  2. Civilians may come to the aid of a government worker who is in duress or incapacitated while carrying out State business to save or protect their life or assist informing a State's Authorities about the situation.

 

(10)15. Wiretapping, CCTV & Videotaping Policy

  1. The State of San Andreas shall have a one-party notification policy for wiretapping without appropriate surveillance warrants and authorizations.
  2. A person who is found to violate these wiretapping laws can be charged with (13)10. Wiretapping Violation\
  3. Moles, bugs, and other illegal surveillance falls under wiretapping laws and violations / policies.
  4. State's Authorities may be recorded by civilians at all times when conducting their duties in an official capacity or when on-duty.
  5. ((CCTV is considered reasonably accessible to the courts when sourced from inside and around all public facilities, from police dashcams, or when subpoenaed by a private business that claims to have CCTV cameras installed. Public CCTVs cannot be tampered, modified, stolen, or destroyed.))
  6. ((CCTVs in businesses must be explicitly recorded as existing on paperwork or a license to be used in court or accepted legally, or clear timestamped records must be presented showing the CCTV being installed.))
Spoiler

So long as one party (either person on the phone, in a facility, or other location where a conversation or event is being recorded) is aware of the situation it is considered a legal recording. Property owners always have full surveillance rights to their property and facilities, parking lots, etc. they maintain.

 

(10)16. Police Exigency & Hot Pursuit Policy

  1. Peace officers have the authority to follow suspects into private property if directly related to an ongoing pursuit. Entry related to investigations or other projects not in a direct pursuit of a suspect require a warrant.
  2. Peace officers have the authority to enter the public area of a private facility, such as the public area of a club or restaurant, at all times the facility is open to the public. Private areas of the facility require permission of the facility manager or a warrant.
  3. (10)13. Probable Cause & Plain View Search still applies when an officer is entering a facility for hot pursuit or entering the public area of a private facility.
Spoiler

 

This includes multiple rooms where a suspect could reasonable have ran to, such as several apartments within an apartment complex.

 

(10)17. Citizens Arrest

  1. If a civilian witnesses what they reasonably believe to be a felony crime and there are no nearby peace officers, and there is no easy or immediate means to alert a peace officer that would lead to the timely apprehension of the suspect, or delay would reasonably lead to another felony occurring, that civilian may enact a citizens arrest.
  2. A civilian may, under these circumstances, use appropriate force to apprehend the suspect and state clearly that they are enacting a citizens arrest.
  3. A civilian must immediately alert a peace officer upon committing a citizen's arrest, provide a detailed description of what took place, and follow all explicit instructions and directions of a peace officer.
  4. A civilian may only transport someone under a citizen's arrest if explicitly instructed to do so by a peace officer.
  5. A civilian's failure to assess situation appropriately, use excessive force, or not follow proper procedures can lead to both criminal and civil charges against that person. A civilian enacting a citizen's arrest takes full responsibility for the consequences that can occur, even if they make a best effort or have good intentions in their citizens arrest.

 

(10)18. Changes To This Code

  1. All changes to this Penal Code shall be made at the discretion of the judges or State Authority responsible for the maintenance of this Penal Code

  2. At least 72 hours shall be given between the release of a Penal Code revision and its implementation. A public list of changes shall also be made public

  3. All changes to this code shall be dated and acknowledged in TITLE XI. AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS.

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    qrLmAXX.png   TITLE XI. AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS

     

    DEC 2017

    • Initial Announcement and Distribution.
    • Written by Laos

    JAN 2018

    • Staff Review

    FEB 2018

    • Global Release
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    26 FEB 2018

    • Fines has been adjusted to the economy
    • Fine suspension has been lifted and can now be used properly
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    27 FEB 2018

    • (9)02. Driving Without A Valid License
      • from PC(9)02 is a citation punishable by a fine of $200
      • to PC(9)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of 20 minutes
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