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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Calvano on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:49 am

Zuthrex wrote:a just explanation


Thanks for the explanation. Although I hope you don't talk to everyone like that, talking down to people is a real bad mindset to get into.

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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Keane. on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:17 pm

Unfortunately, random people are beginning to tow police vehicles around. Despite how unrealistic it is, we've had to deal with it in-character recently. I'll just need to clarify what charges can be issued if any. I'll give a few example situations.

John and Jane Doe are driving up Main Street with a marked car hooked to the back of their tow truck. The department that owns the marked car did not give consent for them to tow it. They use their right to remain silent and don't provide a reason for towing the vehicle. What would be the correct charges, if any?

John and Jane Doe strike again, but this time decide to tow abandoned LSPD cars to the parking lot of the SMB station. Upon being detained, they say that they have towed five cruisers back to the station because they were abandoned. How could they be charged in this situation?
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Bospy on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:30 pm

Keane. wrote:Unfortunately, random people are beginning to tow police vehicles around. Despite how unrealistic it is, we've had to deal with it in-character recently. I'll just need to clarify what charges can be issued if any. I'll give a few example situations.

John and Jane Doe are driving up Main Street with a marked car hooked to the back of their tow truck. The department that owns the marked car did not give consent for them to tow it. They use their right to remain silent and don't provide a reason for towing the vehicle. What would be the correct charges, if any?

John and Jane Doe strike again, but this time decide to tow abandoned LSPD cars to the parking lot of the SMB station. Upon being detained, they say that they have towed five cruisers back to the station because they were abandoned. How could they be charged in this situation?



Impersonation of a government employee due to the following clause:
A person who pretends or implies the role of a government worker, such as a peace officer, paramedic, tax collector, federal investigator, or other official.

In this case, by towing a vehicle that is government property without being a registered impounder they are implying that they are a government agent. This is, however, an interesting scenario open to interpretation. It's too simple to be grand theft auto.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Jerry_Sforza on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:31 pm

Zuthrex wrote:The law says verification, which does not require physical handling of the documents. There is no penal code entry that exists for a person failing to give their license, provided they possess one, to a law enforcement officer, and it would be reckless for a judge like yourself to do anything other than literally interpret what the law actually says.

The Penal Code wrote:(11)15. 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.
- Road Law (11)15 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes jail time and no more than 25 minutes jail time
- The peace officer may also issue a warning or fine up to $4,000 instead at their discretion.

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Bospy wrote:In this case, by towing a vehicle that is government property without being a registered impounder they are implying that they are a government agent. This is, however, an interesting scenario open to interpretation. It's too simple to be grand theft auto.

I disagree. Carrying out an act that is the responsibility of a government employee does not necessarily mean the person is falsely personating him or herself to be that type of employee, for example, if you put out a fire it does not mean you are impersonating a firefighter. The act itself is that the person is taking the property (a car) that they do not own without the consent of the owner, therefore, they are committing grand theft auto.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Marauder on Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:50 pm

Keane. wrote:Unfortunately, random people are beginning to tow police vehicles around. Despite how unrealistic it is, we've had to deal with it in-character recently. I'll just need to clarify what charges can be issued if any. I'll give a few example situations.

John and Jane Doe are driving up Main Street with a marked car hooked to the back of their tow truck. The department that owns the marked car did not give consent for them to tow it. They use their right to remain silent and don't provide a reason for towing the vehicle. What would be the correct charges, if any?

John and Jane Doe strike again, but this time decide to tow abandoned LSPD cars to the parking lot of the SMB station. Upon being detained, they say that they have towed five cruisers back to the station because they were abandoned. How could they be charged in this situation?

Scenario two would be a bit silly to charge them if you can prove they returned the vehicles back where they go.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Zuthrex on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:04 pm

Bospy wrote:
Keane. wrote:Unfortunately, random people are beginning to tow police vehicles around. Despite how unrealistic it is, we've had to deal with it in-character recently. I'll just need to clarify what charges can be issued if any. I'll give a few example situations.

John and Jane Doe are driving up Main Street with a marked car hooked to the back of their tow truck. The department that owns the marked car did not give consent for them to tow it. They use their right to remain silent and don't provide a reason for towing the vehicle. What would be the correct charges, if any?

John and Jane Doe strike again, but this time decide to tow abandoned LSPD cars to the parking lot of the SMB station. Upon being detained, they say that they have towed five cruisers back to the station because they were abandoned. How could they be charged in this situation?



Impersonation of a government employee due to the following clause:
A person who pretends or implies the role of a government worker, such as a peace officer, paramedic, tax collector, federal investigator, or other official.

In this case, by towing a vehicle that is government property without being a registered impounder they are implying that they are a government agent. This is, however, an interesting scenario open to interpretation. It's too simple to be grand theft auto.


I'd be inclined to lean toward Grand Theft Auto since they're committing Grand Theft of a vehicle. Towing a vehicle does not imply government employment.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Marauder on Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:58 pm

Bospy wrote:
Keane. wrote:Unfortunately, random people are beginning to tow police vehicles around. Despite how unrealistic it is, we've had to deal with it in-character recently. I'll just need to clarify what charges can be issued if any. I'll give a few example situations.

John and Jane Doe are driving up Main Street with a marked car hooked to the back of their tow truck. The department that owns the marked car did not give consent for them to tow it. They use their right to remain silent and don't provide a reason for towing the vehicle. What would be the correct charges, if any?

John and Jane Doe strike again, but this time decide to tow abandoned LSPD cars to the parking lot of the SMB station. Upon being detained, they say that they have towed five cruisers back to the station because they were abandoned. How could they be charged in this situation?



Impersonation of a government employee due to the following clause:
A person who pretends or implies the role of a government worker, such as a peace officer, paramedic, tax collector, federal investigator, or other official.

In this case, by towing a vehicle that is government property without being a registered impounder they are implying that they are a government agent. This is, however, an interesting scenario open to interpretation. It's too simple to be grand theft auto.


Except they're not impounding it, they're towing it. So it's not really saying they're an impounder if they're just removing it from being parked and abandoned somewhere. Personally if they're just taking it to a precinct as I said before, I'd leave it. But if they're obviously toying around with it, charge them.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Marco_Maverick on Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:58 am

Would not paying the fee to the toll booth count as Tax Evasion?

(13)02. Tax Evasion*** ↑
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 to.
A person who intentionally avoids or attempts to avoid tax or fee payments to the state.
This does not apply for fees that would fall under (4)02. Failure To Pay A Fine.
This charge may only be authorized by the Attorney General or a warrant by the Chief Justice.
- Penal Code (2)14 is a felony punishable by 120 minutes (2 hours) imprisonment and appropriation of all due taxes


For example:
Person A pays for the toll booth at the LS-LV highway to open. The toll remains open and is in the process of closing but Person B zooms past before it fully closes without paying the toll guard.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby Arkady Krushenko on Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:14 pm

Marco_Maverick wrote:For example:
Person A pays for the toll booth at the LS-LV highway to open. The toll remains open and is in the process of closing but Person B zooms past before it fully closes without paying the toll guard.

In this situation I'd have to argue that the toll is $50 to open the booth for 6 seconds, not $50 per vehicle that passes. So basically, that $50 is paid by person A to open the toll for 6 seconds - it's fair game once it's open.

Even then, if it's $50 for one vehicle to pass, I could see how it could be argued to be Tax Evasion, but currently it's very, very unlikely that anybody could be prosecuted for it, unless they specifically roleplayed years of toll tax evasion that amounted to a high amount of money. Nobody is going to care about $50, especially not in the current economic climate.
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Re: [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code

Postby MoralesLSRP on Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:27 am

Arkady Krushenko wrote:
Marco_Maverick wrote:For example:
Person A pays for the toll booth at the LS-LV highway to open. The toll remains open and is in the process of closing but Person B zooms past before it fully closes without paying the toll guard.

In this situation I'd have to argue that the toll is $50 to open the booth for 6 seconds, not $50 per vehicle that passes. So basically, that $50 is paid by person A to open the toll for 6 seconds - it's fair game once it's open.

Even then, if it's $50 for one vehicle to pass, I could see how it could be argued to be Tax Evasion, but currently it's very, very unlikely that anybody could be prosecuted for it, unless they specifically roleplayed years of toll tax evasion that amounted to a high amount of money. Nobody is going to care about $50, especially not in the current economic climate.


Should probably just get it clarified in written law that it is $50 to open the toll for six seconds rather than $50 per vehicle. This isn't the first time I've seen people ask about this. I'd recommend just adding a side note to tax evasion's description clarifying it.
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