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San Andreas Penal Code 2013



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PREAMBLE: Policy and Guidelines

    Purpose
    For the proper safety of the citizens of Los Santos and its enforceable counties while ensuring the prevention of alienation of the rights and protections of the citizens and their property.
    To maintain the Amendment rights to proper procedure, unusual crime & punishment.

    Policy of Time Allocation
    *Note: Differs from the original government release for clarification purposes only!
    Law Enforcement use the Penal Code as a guideline for placing individuals who accept GUILTY status to all their charges.
    - Law Enforcement must imprison suspects for the lowest time defined by each charge unless the suspect has excessively failed to comply or committed given crimes in a very serious manner: if that happens, law enforcement officers may imprison such suspects for a time up to the middle time between the minimum and maximum time defined by the charges. For example, a charge that has 1 hour as minimum and 3 hours as maximum would allow law enforcement officers only to imprison someone with that charge for up to 2 hours.
    - WHY? The District Attorney's Office and Court Services Division of the State may use higher times and punishments should individuals be found guilty following due process. Individuals who accept immediate arrest and imprisonment are accepting de-facto pleas.
    - The ONLY EXCEPTION to this is listed in the Amendments, with regard to crimes committed against Government Employees.

    Facility of Imprisonment*
    Charged individuals shall be:
    - Imprisoned in San Andreas Correctional Facility if their calculated punishment length exceeds 60 minutes;
    - Imprisoned in county jail if their calculated punishment length is 60 minutes or less;
    - Imprisoned at the officer's discretion (prison/jail) if their calculated punishment length is between 45-60 minutes.

The age or gender of your character has no bearing on where or whether you will be imprisoned if you are found guilty of a crime. All characters who are found guilty of a crime, whether aged four or forty, will be placed in the same prison/receive the same punishment.




Title 1. Of Crimes Against The Person

    (1)01. Assault
    An assault is an individual with the intention, exclamation, and ability to commit a crime, such as a threat to commit harm while being present and capable of doing such harm.
    - Penal Code (1)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no less than 15 minutes and no more than 40 minutes.
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)01. [SHOW]

    Assault -- unlike Battery -- does not require physical contact or physicial harm (i.e. injuries) on the victim.

    Assault occurs when a person:
    1. Wilfully performs an act that is likely to result in the application of force on another;
    2. Is aware that application of force is the likely outcome of said act;
    3. Has the ability to cause application of force at the time of the event.

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/assault.html ))


    (1)02. Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    An assault with a deadly weapon is an act of assault in which the individual also is in the immediate possession of an item or weapon capable of harm.
    - Penal Code (1)02 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of no less than 1 hour (60 minutes) and no more than 3 hours (180 minutes).
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)02. [SHOW]

    Assault With A Deadly Weapon combines Assault (Penal Code (1)02) with the use of a deadly weapon. A "deadly weapon" does not necessarily refer to a gun, knife or another obvious deadly weapon: it can be any object (other than body parts such as hands) that can and is likely to cause great bodily injury. As defined in Penal Code (1)02, an assault does not require physical contact or physical harm - what matters is that there was the ability and the intent to actually cause serious physical harm.

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/assault-weapon.html ))


    (1)03. Attempted Murder
    Every person who attempts to commit murder or severe irreversible harm.
    - Penal Code (1)03 is a felony punishable by no less than 6.5 hours (390 minutes) and no more than 8.5 hours (510 minutes).
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)03. [SHOW]

    To be convicted for Attempted Murder ((1)03), a person must have performed an action/taken a step towards killing another person or fetus with the intent to kill that person.

    A "direct step" means that the person must have actually performed an action to kill another person that - under other circumstances - would have killed that other person. Merely planning and preparing to murder another person without actually performing such an action is not sufficient for the charge Attempted Murder ((1)03).

    The "intent" to kill means that a person must have intended to kill the person that was attacked. It is hard to define whether there was the intent to kill specifically so that circumstances matter for a final judgement, primarily. Indicators for an intent to kill may be that a victim was injured in areas of organs vital for life, although an injury itself is not necessary for Penal Code (1)03, for example: a person who pulls out a gun and shoots at pursueing officers may be charged with Attempted Murder even if the shots missed, but were meant to hit.

    Note that specific targets may not be relevant for Penal Code (1)03 depending on the circumstances. A person who, for example, attempts to kill a specific person in a crowd of people by shooting in to the crowd may be charged with Attempted Murder for all persons that have been in said person's firing radius or who have been injured - again, depending on the circumstances. In another example, a gang member who shoots at random rivals during an attack may also be charged with Attempted Murder even if he or she did not have a specific target.

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/attempted-murder.html ))


    (1)04. Battery
    A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence through physical contact upon another individual.
    - Penal Code (1)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no less than 45 minutes and no more than 1 hour (60 minutes). If committed against a spouse, cohabited individual, family member, or other form of domestic circumstance, the crime shall receive the maximum time of 1 hour (60 minutes).
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)04. [SHOW]

    Battery is usually defined as an act where a person makes phyiscal contact with another person in a willful and unlawful manner which is harmful or offensive. Even slight contact may be considered Battery ((1)04) if it is done in an offensive or in an angry manner, such as when, for example, one person spits at another during a confrontation.

    The charges Assault (Penal Code (1)01) and Battery (Penal Code (1)01) are often used incorrectly by taking them as the same charge entirely. However, while a Battery requires physical contact, an Assault does not as it is merely an attempt - as a result, Assault is often refered to as an Attempted Battery. As an actual Battery is automatically preceeded by an attempt, a person is always guilty of Assault ((1)01) when committing Battery. However, someone who is guilty of Assault mustn't necessarily be guilty of Battery.


    While someone who has committed Battery must also be charged with Assault, a person may not be punished with both charges. That means that they are charged with Assault and Battery when committing a Battery, but only punished for the Battery charge!

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/assault-weapon.html ))

    (1)05. Criminal Threats
    Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, while not physically present of that individual, and demonstrates a sustained fear of safety.
    - Penal Code (1)05 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and 25 minutes imprisonment.
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)05. [SHOW]

    The charge "Criminal Threats" (Penal Code (1)05) applies when a person willfully and verbally, in writing or electronically threatened to kill or seriously injure another person in a manner that is unequivocal and actually causes fear for the safety of the targeted person or for the family of the targeted person.

    That means to be charged, a person must:
    - Exchange the threat verbally, in writing or electronically;
    - Act wilfully;
    - Make a threat to kill or seriously injure the targeted person;
    - Make the statement in a manner for it to be received as a threat;
    - Be "unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific" so that an immediate possibility of execution can be expected;
    - Cause reasonable fear in the targeted person for his/her own safety or for the safety of his/her immediate family.

    "Fear" in a victim must be sustained, not momentarily, which usually means that the victim must be in fear not only at the moment of the threats being delivered but also after the exchange. If a targeted person is not actually fearful to a threat the person who made the threat may not be charged with Criminal Threats. If, for example, a person makes a threat toward another person, and the threatened person laughs and shrugs the threat off, it is a sign that he or she may not have feared execution of the threat. If, however, a person goes into hiding after a threat was made against him or her, it is a sign that he or she may have feared execution of the threat.

    While the person who is making a threat may not necessarily need the ability to execute his or her threat - such as when saying he or she is going to shoot another person while reaching into his or her pocket - unreasonable, silly, clearly impossible threats are not considered for the charge Criminal Threats, for example saying that he or she will steal a plane and drop bombs on another person's house.

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/criminal_threats.html ))


    (1)06. Manslaughter
    Manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another individual, with or without a quarrel or heat of passion.
    - Penal Code (1)06 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of no less than 4 hours (240 minutes) and no more than 6 hours (360 minutes).
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)06. [SHOW]

    The San Andreas Penal Code does not seperate between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Manslaughter is committed when a person kills another person without malice aforethought and without the intention to kill.

    It is important not to confuse Penal Code (1)08 Murder with Penal Code (1)06 Manslaughter: if a person kills another person without meaning to kill that person then it is considered manslaughter. For example, someone who - during a confrontation - pushes another person to make him or her back off but instead causes him or her to trip and die on impact of his or her head may be charged with manslaughter.


    (1)07. Kidnapping
    A person who forcibly, or by any other means of instilling fear, steals, holds, detains, or arrests any person against their will.
    - Penal Code (1)07 is a felony punishable by no less than 4.5 hours (270 minutes) imprisonment and no more than 6 hours (360 minutes) imprisonment.
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)07. [SHOW]

    Kidnapping requires a person to move another person a substantial distance or hold another person without that person's consent by using force or fear. "Force or fear" means that a person must do the aforementioned either by using physical force or by threatening to inflict physical harm.

    Note: "Hostage Taking" - as part of the old and now unused Penal Code 2011 - is not part of the current Penal Code. In many cases Penal Code (1)07 Kidnapping applies in cases of hostage taking as hostages are held against their will by forcible or threatening means.

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/kidnapping.html ))


    (1)08. Murder
    Murder is the unlawful felonious killing of a human being, or a fetus in the 2nd trimester or later, with malice aforethought. Any unlawful killing committed while engaging in a felony offense is also considered murder.
    - Penal Code (1)08 is a felony punishable by no less than 8.5 (510 minutes) hours imprisonment and no more than 11 hours (660 minutes) imprisonment.
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (1)08. [SHOW]

    The San Andreas Penal Code does not split (1)08 in degrees. A person who kills another person with the intention to kill and with malice aforethought or kills another person while committing a felony is guilty of (1)08 Murder. As circumstances of (1)08 Murder and (1)02 Attempted Murder are - aside of the result - similar, the help information of (1)02 Attempted Murder may also be of help.


    (1)09. Aggravated Battery
    Any person who causes harm to another through the use of a deadly weapon, or battery in which serious bodily injury occurs.
    - Penal Code (1)09 is a felony punishable by no less than 120 minutes imprisonment and no more than 240 minutes imprisonment.

    (1)10. Torture
    Every person who, with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, or for any sadistic purpose, inflicts great bodily injury on another.
    - (1)10 may not be stacked with (1)03 Attempted Murder, however if Torture resulted in death, it can be stacked with (1)08 Murder.
    - Penal Code (1)10 is a felony punishable by no less than 7.5 (450 minutes) hours imprisonment and no more than 9 hours (540 minutes) imprisonment.



Title 2. Of Crimes Against Property And Criminal Profiteering

    (2)01. Arson
    A person is guilty of arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest land, or property.
    - Penal Code (2)01 is a felony punishable by no less than 2.5 hours (150 minutes) and no more than 4 hours (240 minutes).

    (2)02. Burglary
    Every person who enters any publicly or privately owned facility with the intent to commit a crime.
    - Penal Code (2)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes and no more than 55 minutes imprisonment.
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (2)02. [SHOW]

    For Penal Code (2)02 Burglary to apply a person must not have entered a structure (i.e. building) forcefully by breaking and entering. "Breaking and Entering" is no longer defined by the current Penal Code of San Andreas. A person is committing Burglary when entering a publicly or privately owned facility with the intent to commit a crime such as stealing items from within said facility.

    (2)03. Extortion
    Extortion is the usage of fear or other tactics as leverage to influence individuals for property, services, or activities to be performed by the individual for the perpetrator.
    - Penal Code (2)03 is a felony punishable by no less than 3 hours (180 minutes) imprisonment and no more than 5 hours (300 minutes) imprisonment.

    (2)04. Racketeering***
    Racketeering is the affiliation or association of an individual with a criminal organization, as prescribed by local or national law enforcement entities, with the evidence of the individuals attempts to commit extortion, bribery, murder, or other criminal activities while affiliated with said criminal organization.
    Racketeering is a law in compliance with the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and is reserved for OFFICIAL USE ONLY under the penal code. ((For LSPD OoCI/SASD IU usage essentially; for faction attacks))
    - Penal Code (2)04 is a felony act that is punishable on circumstances as prescribed by relevant records and to be determined by the presiding justice or judge.

    (2)05. False Personation
    An individual who impersonates or commits false personation of a peace officer, firefighter, medical officer, or any other position or identity.
    - Penal Code (2)05 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less 10 minutes imprisonment and no more than 20 minutes imprisonment.
    Click here to view additional information and/or examples for Penal Code (2)05. [SHOW]

    Penal Code (2)05 only applies when the provided name or identification is the name or identification of an existing/actual person, even if that person is already deceased. However, False Personation does not apply when the name or identification is that of a fictional character, e.g. James Bond. The impersonation must occur in a manner that is intentional and by that with the intent to deceive. A person is also committing False Personation when identifying him- or herself as a government employee/position, such as peace officer or firefighter.

    (( Reference: http://www.shouselaw.com/false-impersonation.html ))


    (2)06. Forgery
    Every person who knowingly alters, creates, or uses a written document, with the intent to commit fraud.
    - Penal Code (2)06 is a misdemanor punishable by no less than 10 minutes imprisonment and no more than 25 minutes imprisonment.

    (2)07. Fraud
    Fraud is a false representation of 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 the individual will act upon it to her or his legal injury.
    - Penal Code (2)07 is a felony punishable by no less than 1 hour (60 minutes) imprisonment and no more than 2.5 hours (150 minutes) imprisonment.

    (2)08. Grand Theft
    Every person who commits theft in the amount of more than:
    • CLASS A: $10,000 but less than $100,000 in currency or property.
    - Penal Code (2)08a is a felony punishable by no less than 2 hours (120 minutes) imprisonment and no more than 3.5 hours (210 minutes) imprisonment.
    • CLASS B: $100,000 in currency or property
    - Penal Code (2)08b is a felony punishable by no less than 3 hours (180 minutes) imprisonment and no more than 4.5 hours (270 minutes) imprisonment.

    (2)09. Grand Theft Auto
    Every person who commits theft of any vehicle, no matter the value, is guilty of grand theft auto. This charge also includes breaking into a parked vehicle, with or without the attempt to steal the vehicle itself.
    - Penal Code (2)09 is a felony punishable by no less than 2 hours (120 minutes) imprisonment and no more than 3 hours (180 minutes) imprisonment.
    - If said stolen property was destroyed or otherwise rendered unusable, time will be no less than 5.5 hours and no more than 6.5 hours imprisonment.


    (2)10. Grand Theft Of A Firearm
    Every person who commits theft of any registered firearm, no matter the value.
    - Penal Code (2)10 is a felony punishable by imprisonment of no less than 2.5 hours (150 minutes) and no more than 3.5 hours (210 minutes).

    (2)11. Petty Theft
    Every person who shall steal, take, carry, lead, or drive away the personal property of another individual or organization in value of $2,500 or less. This charge also includes petty theft of services, which is the intentional failure to pay for rendered services valued at $2500 or less.
    - Penal Code (2)11 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and no more than 30 minutes imprisonment.

    (2)12. Possession Of Burglary Tools
    Every person having upon him or her in his or her possession a picklock, crow, keybit, crowbar, screwdriver, vise grip pliers, water-pump pliers, slim jim, tension bar, lock pick gun, tubular lock pick, bump key, floor-safe door puller, master key, ceramic or porcelain spark plug chips or pieces, or other instrument or tool with intent to breach a lock without possession of proper licensing.
    - Penal Code (2)12 is a citation punishable with a fine of $3,000.

    (2)13. Receiving Stolen Property
    Every person who buys or receives any property that has been stolen or that has been obtained in any manner constituting theft or extortion, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained.
    - Penal Code (2)13 ia misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and no more than 25 minutes imprisonment.

    (2)14. Robbery
    Robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear, such as through assault or battery.
    - Penal Code (2)14 is a felony punishable by an addition of 3 hours (180 minutes) imprisonment to any charges associated with the robbery attempt.

    (2)15. Tax Evasion***
    Any person or any officer or employee of any corporation who, within the time required by law, willfully fails to file any return or to supply any information with intent to evade any tax, or who, willfully and with like intent, makes, renders, signs, or verifies any false or fraudulent return or statement or supplies any false or fraudulent information, is punishable by imprisonment for 2 hours. Bail shall be set at $40,000.

    (2)16. Trespassing
    Every person who enters another's property with the intent to damage that property, or enters another's property with the intent to interfere with or obstruct the business activities conducted thereon, or enters and occupies another's property without permission, or refuses to leave private property after being asked by an owner, manager, resident, or employee.
    - Penal Code (2)16 is a misdemeanor punishable by $2,000 AND an imprisonment of 5 minutes.

    (2)17. Vandalism
    Every person who defaces, damages, or destroys property not his or her own.
    - Penal Code (2)17 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no less than 10 minutes and no more than 25 minutes.

    (2)18. Theft
    Every person who shall steal, take, carry, lead, or drive away the personal property of another individual or organization in value of more than $2,500 but less than $10,000 in currency or property. This also includes theft of services, which is the intentional failure to pay for services rendered valued between $2,500 to $10,000.
    - Penal Code (2)18 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 30 minutes imprisonment and no more than 60 minutes imprisonment.



Title 3. Of Crimes Against Public Decency

    (3)01. Indecent Exposure
    Every person who willfully and lewdly exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where there are present other persons.
    - Penal Code(3)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 12 minutes imprisonment and no more than 28 minutes imprisonment.

    (3)02. Lewd Or Dissolute Conduct In Public
    Every person who solicits anyone to engage in or engages in lewd or dissolute or inappropriate conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view.
    - Penal Code (3)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 8 minutes imprisonment and no more than 20 minutes imprisonment.

    (3)03. Pandering / Prostitution
    Every person who encourages or persuades a person to engage in prostitution, whether it be the prostitute or the customer.
    - Penal Code (3)03 is a felony punishable by no less than imprisonment for 90 minutes (1.5 hours) imprisonment and no more than 150 minutes imprisonment (2.5 hours).

    (3)05. Rape
    Rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished without the consent of one or more parties.
    - Penal Code (3)05 is a felony punishable by no less than 330 minutes imprisonment (5.5 hours) and no more than 720 minutes imprisonment (7 hours).

    (3)06. Sexual Battery
    Any person who commits battery for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse - also known as unwanted touching.
    - Penal Code (3)06 is a felony punishable by no less than 270 minutes imprisonment (4.5 hours) and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours).

    (3)07. Sexual Assault
    Any person who commits assault or verbal abuse for the purpose os sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse.
    - Penal Code (3)07 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment.

    (3)08. Stalking
    Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or willfully and maliciously harasses another person with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family
    - Penal Code (3)08 is a felony punishable by no less than 150 minutes imprisonment (2.5 hours) and no more than 210 minutes (3.5 hours).

    (3)09. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse With A Minor
    Unlawful sexual intercourse or Statutory Rape is an act of consensual sexual intercourse accomplished with a person who is a minor under the age of 18 years.
    - Penal Code (3)09 is a felony punishable by no less than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours) and no more than 360 minutes (6 hours).

    (3)10. Vigilantism
    The act of "taking the law into one's own hands" by acting on one's own intentions to subdue another civilian breaking the law while not currently serving as a peace officer and in active duty. Citizens Arrest can only apply when the individual involved is the instigator and the civilian who applies the citizen's arrest does so for their own safety.
    - Citizens arrest is lawful on any felony committed in their presence
    - Vigilantism does not apply when an officer in the vicinity is in need of immediate assistance (for example, helping officer apprehending an unarmed resisting suspect by holding him down)
    - Penal Code (3)10 is a felony punishable by no less than 90 minutes imprisonment (1.5 hours) and no more than 120 minutes imprisonment (2 hours).



Title 4. Of Crimes Against Public Justice

    (4)01. Bribery
    Every person who gives or offers to give a bribe to any individual with the intent to dissuade or change opinion or decisions made in respect to his her authority.
    - Penal Code (4)01 is a felony punishable by no less than 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours) and no more than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours).

    (4)02. Contempt Of Court
    Every person who willfully disobeys the verbal order of a sitting court authority.
    - Penal Code (4)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and no more than 25 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)03. Dissuading A Witness Or Victim
    Any person who knowingly and maliciously prevents or dissuades any witness or victim from attending or giving testimony at any trial, proceeding, or inquiry authorized by law with the use of bribery, fear, or other tactics. The usage of this law is in lieu of extortion.
    - Penal Code (4)03 is a felony punishable by no less than 210 minutes imprisonment (3.5 hours) and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours).

    (4)04. Escape
    Every prisoner arrested and booked for, charged with, or convicted of any crime, and who thereafter escapes or attempts to escape from the county or city jail, prison, industrial farm, or industrial road camp or from the custody of the officer or person in charge of him.
    - Penal Code (4)04 is a felony punishable by an additional 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours) to any outstanding charges on an individual who commits an escape.

    (4)05. Failure To Pay A Fine
    Any person who willfully fails to pay a fine issued by a citation within the time ordered without a lawful excuse even if the fine is paid in full after that time is guilty of a misdemeanor. Those convicted under this section shall be punished by imprisonment for 15 minutes.

    (4)06. False Information To A Peace Officer
    Any individual who commits fake identification, false information, or knowingly offers an officer misinformation.
    - Penal Code (4)06 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)07. Failure to Identify to a Peace Officer
    A person who fails to acknowledge a Peace Officer or other legal authority his or her identity with a name or handle.
    - Penal Code (4)07 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less 10 minutes and no more than 15 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)08. Introduction Of Contraband
    Every person who provides contraband to an inmate of a correctional facility, or attempts to enter a facility with the intent to illegally transport contraband within it.
    - Penal Code (4)08 is a felony punishable by no less than 100 minutes imprisonment (1.6 hours) and no more than 150 minutes imprisonment (2.5 hours).

    (4)09. Misuse Of An Emergency Hotline
    Any person who uses an emergency hotline with a purpose other than contacting law enforcement or ushering for immediate assistance, including prank calls, jokes, or any other kind of distraction.
    - Penal Code (4)09 is a infraction punishable by a fine of $2,500 per incident.

    (4)10. Resisting a Police Officer
    Evading or avoiding apprehension or contact with an officer by non-vehicular means, or resisting apprehension by any physical means.
    - Penal Code (4)10 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)11. Obstruction of a Police Officer
    A clear and motivated attempt to prevent an officer from committing his or her duty while in the line of duty. Non-compliance with an officer if said non-compliance affects the safety of the officer, the individual, or anyone in their immediate surroundings.
    - Penal Code (4)11 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 10 minutes imprisonment and no more than 20 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)12. Tampering With Evidence
    Any person who destroys or attempts to destroy, conceals or attempts to conceal, or alter any evidence of that can later potentially impede the duties of relevant departments of justice.
    - Penal Code (4)12 is a felony punishable by no less than 120 minutes imprisonment (2 hours) and no more than 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours).

    (4)13. Violation Of Probation Or Parole
    Any person who willfully violates the terms of a probation or parole agreement.
    - Penal Code (4)13 is a felony punishable by an extension of 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours).

    (4)14. Subpoena Violation / Failure to Abide by State Orders
    An individual who ignores or violates a subpoena order.
    - Penal Code (4)14 is a misdemeanor punishable by 30 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)15. Voter Fraud / Voter Pandering
    An attempt to dissuade or influence voting through illicit, illegal, or unethical manners.
    - Penal Code (4)15 is a felony punishable by no less than 60 minutes (1 hour) imprisonment and no more than 120 minutes (2 hours) imprisonment.

    (4)16. Corruption of Public Duty
    The act of pursuing outside the interests of the public good, public justice, or duties of those serving as public servants.
    - Penal Code (4)16 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours) and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours) as well as removal from office.

    (4)17. Corruption of Public Office
    The act of pursuing outside the interests of the public good, public justice, or duties of those serving public office.
    - Penal Code (4)17 is a felony punishable by no less than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours) and no more than 360 minutes imprisonment (6 hours) as well as removal from office.

    (4)18. Aggravated Misuse Of An Emergency Hotline
    Any person who uses an emergency hotline with a purpose to divert police resources for no sufficient reason, falsely claiming active violent crimes or large situations.
    - Penal Code (4)18 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 10 minutes imprisonment and no more than 20 minutes imprisonment.

    (4)19. Prisoner breakout
    Directly aiding or causing a prisoners ability to escape from the law, including prisoner transport, parole, community service and behind bars.
    - Penal Code (4)19 is a felony punishable by 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours).

    (4)20. Filing a False Complaint
    Filing a false complaint is knowingly filing a false statement or false representation with any organization regarding the conduct, job performance, or behavior of a public official or employee for the purpose of initiating an administrative action against that official.
    - Penal Code (4)20 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no less than 25 minutes and no more than 35 minutes.

    (4)21. Practice of Law Without a License
    Any person advertising or holding themselves out as practicing or as being entitled to practice law who, is not an active member of the San Andreas State Bar, or who was otherwise authorized directly by the Chief Attorney or Director of Bar Association to act as such, shall be charged with Practice of Law Without a License.
    - Penal Code (4)21 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment.



Title 5. Of Crimes Against The Public Peace

    (5)01. Disturbing The Peace
    Any person who commits incitement to fight, commit assault, or other vulgar attempts to create civil unrest to another individual without the intent to incite riot.
    - Penal Code (5)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and no more than 25 minutes imprisonment.

    (5)02. Incitement To Riot
    Every person who with the intent to cause a rio, whereas to create mass civil unrest amongst a large group of individuals with the intent to cause harm or damage to their immediate surroundings and not be organized civily. This also includes assembly in an area that is riotious without abiding by requests to disperse.
    - Penal Code (5)02 is a felony punishable by no less than 120 minutes imprisonment (2 hours) and no more than 150 minutes imprisonment (2.5 hours).

    (5)03. Unlawful Assembly
    An individual who refuses to disperse or leave a public facility without permit and following a request to leave by law enforcement.
    - Penal Code (5)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and no more than 20 minutes imprisonment.

    (5)04. Incitement of Harm to Public Safety
    An individual who acts in public without regard for the safety of himself or others, whereas his or her irresponsible actions could potentially lead to the harm of others.
    - Penal Code (5)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 40 minutes and no more than 70 minutes.



Title 6. Of Crimes Against Public Health And Safety

    (6)01. Maintaining A Place For The Purpose of Distribution
    Every person who opens or maintains any residence or establishment for the purpose of unlawfully selling, giving away, or using any controlled substance, firearm, or any other illicit device.
    - Penal Code (6)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 30 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment.

    (6)02. Manufacturing A Controlled Substance
    Except as otherwise provided by law, every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical or natural extraction any illegal or prescription substance.
    - Penal Code (6)02 is a felony punishable by no less than 120 minutes imprisonment (2 hours )and no more than 150 minutes imprisonment (2.5 hours).

    (6)03. Possession Of A Controlled Substance
    Every person who possesses any controlled substance except when dispensed or prescribed by or under the direction of a person licensed by the state to dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances.
    - Penal Code (6)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no less than 15 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.

    (6)04. Possession Of A Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute
    Every person who is in possession of a controlled substance or multiple controlled substances with the intent to distribute, deliver, or sell, or in an amount of over one ounce (28 grams). ((Each drug (xx/xx) within inventory is considered 1 gram.))
    - Penal Code (6)04 is a felony punishable by no less then 120 minutes (2 hours) and 450 minutes (7.5 hours) depending upon which bracket of possession the amount falls within. Bracket I: 28-150 grams (120 minutes), Bracket II: 151-250 grams (3 hours) Bracket III: 251-300 grams (4.5 hours) Bracket IV: 301-500 grams (6 hours), Bracket V: 501+ grams (7.5 hours)

    (6)05. Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
    Possession of any device, contrivance, instrument, or paraphernalia used for unlawfully injecting or smoking a controlled substance.
    - Penal Code (6)05 is an infraction of $1,500.

    (6)06. Possession Of Open Container
    An individual who holds possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages while operating a vehicle.
    - Penal Code (6)06 is an infraction of $1,000.

    (6)07. Public Intoxication
    Every person who is found in any public place under the influence of intoxicating liquor, in a condition that he or she is unable to exercise care for his or her own safety or the safety of others, or by reason of his or her being under the influence of intoxicating liquor interferes with or obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for 20 minutes.

    (6)08. Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
    No person shall use, or be under the influence of any controlled substance or narcotic drug except when administered by or under the direction of a person licensed by the state to dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances.
    - Penal Code (6)08 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for no less than 25 minutes and no more than 35 minutes.

    (6)09. Terrorism
    A person, group or organization, by any means, unlawfully and intentionally causes violence and threats to intimidate or coerce; systematic use of violence and intimidation to cause serious damage to public or private property, including a place of public use, a state or government facility, a public transportation system, an infrastructure facility or the environment.
    - Penal Code (6)09 is a felony punishable by 900 minutes imprisonment (15 hours)

    (6)10. Practicing Healthcare Without a License
    Any person who Identifies themselves as possessing a license to practice advanced medicine (Above intermediate life support), whether verbally, or through implied means, and who has not received proper training to do so from a licensing authority (DoC, LSPD, SASD, LSFD), or any person who identifies themselves as a mental health professional, without license from LSFD, shall be charged with the crime of practicing healthcare without a license.
    - Penal Code (6)10 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 40 minutes imprisonment.



Title 7. Of Crimes Against State Dependents

    (7)01. Animal Abuse / Cruelty
    Every person who maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds or kills a living animal, or holds ownership to a pet that is not considered domesticated and safe for the animal or the owner.
    If the animal was a police-trained animal during active duty the offender instantly recieves maximum sentence.
    - Penal Code (7)01 is a felony punishable by no less than 90 minutes (1.5 hours) imprisonment and no more than 150 minutes (2.5 hours) imprisonment.


    (7)02. Child Abuse
    Any person who willfully inflicts upon a child under 18 years old any cruel or inhuman corporal punishment or an injury resulting in a traumatic condition.
    - Penal Code (7)02 is a felony punishable by no less than 360 minutes imprisonment (6 hours) and no more than 720 minutes imprisonment (7 hours).

    (7)03. Child Endangerment
    Any person who contributes or puts a child in a situation or circumstance that invites great bodily harm or injury, or causes minor harm or injury to the child.
    - Penal Code (7)03 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours) and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours).

    (7)04. Sale of Alcohol to a Minor
    Any individual who willfully and knowingly sells alcohol to an individual under the age of 21.
    - Penal Code (7)04 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.

    (7)05. Minor Alcohol Violation
    Any minor under the age of 21 who is in possession of alcohol, alcohol-based products, or appears to be under the influence of alcohol.
    - Penal Code (7)05 is an infraction punishable by a fine of $1,500 and sending of the minor home.



Title 8. Vehicular Offenses

    (8)01. Discharging A Firearm From A Motor Vehicle
    An individual who drives a vehicle and has a passenger who they knowingly and willingly let discharge a firearm from within the vehicle, as well as the actual individual who discharges the weapon in the vehicle.
    - Penal Code (8)01 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours) and no more than 300 minutes imprisonment (5 hours).

    (8)02. Altered to (9)11
    An individual who fires a firearm (without regard to its registration or legal status) without due cause or justifiable motive.
    - Penal Code (8)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.


    (8)03. Driving On A Suspended License
    No person shall drive a motor vehicle at any time when that person's driving privilege is suspended or revoked.
    - Penal Code (8)03 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 25 minutes imprisonment.

    (8)04. Evading A Peace Officer
    A person whom, while operating a motor vehicle, or bicycle and with the intent to evade, willfully flees or otherwise attempts to elude a pursuing peace officer's motor vehicle. This charge does not include the attempt to flee and elude by foot, which is Resisting a Police Officer (4)11.
    - Penal Code (8)04 is a felony punishable by no less than 60 minutes (1 hour) imprisonment and no more than 90 minutes (1.5 hours) imprisonment.

    (8)05. Flying Without A Pilot's License
    A person operating a aeronautical vehicle without a proper license or approval.
    - Penal Code (8)05 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.

    (8)06. Hit And Run
    Every person who commits hit and run after a person was injured. If killed include manslaughter charges.
    - Penal Code (8)06 is a felony punishable by an addition of 180 minutes (3 hours) imprisonment to all charges related to the act of Hit and Run.

    (8)07. Hit And Run Involving Property Damage
    Every person who commits hit and run without injury to individuals but creates the destruction of public or private property.
    - Penal Code (8)07 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.

    (8)08. Reckless Operation Of An Aircraft
    Reckless or careless usage of a aeronautical vehicle with or without intent but the creation of distress or the opportunity to cause harm.
    - Penal Code (8)08 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 35 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment, as well as revocation of the user’s license or permit to fly.

    (8)09. Reckless Operation Of an Off-Road or Naval Vehicle
    Reckless or careless usage of a non-aerial or street-legal vehicle with or without intent but the creation of distress or the opportunity to cause harm. This can include ATVs, golf carts, boats & naval vehicles, or other equipment not driven on roads.
    - Penal Code (8)09 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 35 minutes imprisonment and no more than 45 minutes imprisonment, as well as revocation of the user’s license or permit to use said vehicles or suspension for at least one week (7 days).

    (8)10. Failure to adhere to ATC protocol
    Failure to respond to ATC traffic, failure to identify to ATC or other aircrafts when requested.
    - Penal Code (8)10 is a felony punishable by 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours). You will also be a target of San Andreas Air Guard and shot down as a possible terrorist threat if you are unable to respond to ATC.

    (8)11. Aerial evasion
    A person whom, while operating an aircraft, and with the intent to evade, willfully flees or otherwise attempts to elude a pursuing aircraft.
    - Penal Code (8)11 is a felony punishable by 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours). You will also be a target of San Andreas Air Guard and shot down as a possible terrorist threat if you are unable to respond to ATC.



Title 9. Control Of Deadly Weapons

    (9)01. Possession of an Illegal Blade
    A person who possesses any device over two inches in length which is capable of ready use as a stabbing weapon that might inflict great bodily injury or death, whether concealed or not. ((Any wieldable knife or katana via your character is considered long enough to do this.))
    - Penal Code (9)01 is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no less than 15 minutes and no more than 25 minutes.

    (9)02. Carrying an Unlicensed Firearm
    Any person who carries a concealed weapon within their person, vehicle, place of business, or other facility without proper relevant permits or with the knowledge of an individual within their vehicle, place of business, or other facility in violation of such a permit and law.
    - Penal Code (9)02 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 30 minutes imprisonment and no more than 40 minutes imprisonment.
    Note: If the individual is a Felon in Possession (has a felony on record) they receive the immediate maximum sentence for this crime.


    (9)03. Manufacturing or Possession of improvised devices
    Except as otherwise provided by law, every person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, assembles, disassembles, or possesses parts of any dangerous weapon, explosive, trap or firearm with malicious intent or without proper permission, or creates an improvised or destructive device with malicious intent.
    - Penal Code (9)03 is a felony punishable by no less than 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours) and no more than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours).

    (9)04. Possession Of An Assault Weapon
    Any person who possesses an illegal firearm (paragraph (9)05) which uses high-velocity or high-damage ammunition, including, but not only, FMJ ammunition or HEIAP bullets. ((This includes AK-47's, M4's, sniper rifles and SPAZ shotguns))
    - Penal Code (9)04 is a felony punishable by no less than 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours) and no more than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours).

    (9)05. Possession Of An Illegal Firearm
    Any person who possesses any firearm that is illegal in possession or contains illegal modifications in its' setup. Including, but not only, fully automatic firearms and silenced firearms. ((This includes Silenced Pistols, TEC-9's, MP5's and UZI's))
    - Penal Code (9)05 is a felony punishable by no less than 120 minutes (2 hours) imprisonment and no more than 180 minutes imprisonment (3 hours).

    (9)06. Unlicensed Sale Of Firearms
    Any person who illegally sell firearms or improvised devices of any type without proper permits or permissions
    - Penal Code (9)06 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes imprisonment (4 hours) and no more than 330 minutes imprisonment (5.5 hours).

    (9)07. Possession Of Weaponry For Sale
    Every person who is in possession of weapon or weapon materials with the intent to distribute, deliver, or sell, in an amount of over 10 pieces (materials or finalized weaponry.)
    - Penal Code (9)07 is a felony punishable by no less than 300 minutes (5 hours) imprisonment and no more than 360 minutes (6 hours) imprisonment.

    (9)08. Possession Of Explosive Devices For Sale
    Every person who is in possession of explosive devices or explosive device materials with the intent to distribute, deliver, or sell, in an amount of over 6 pieces (materials or finalized explosives.) (( car bombs, grenades, molotovs included. ))
    - Penal Code (9)08 is a felony punishable by no less than 360 minutes (6 hours) imprisonment and no more than 420 minutes (7 hours) imprisonment.

    (9)09. Possession of an explosive device
    A person who possesses any device, self-made or not, which is made from explosive and/or high flammable liquid, gas or solid material that might inflict great bodily injury or death. (( This includes Molotov Cocktails, Car Bombs and Grenades. ))
    - Penal Code (9)08 is a felony punishable by no less than 240 minutes (4 hours) imprisonment and no more than 360 minutes (6 hours) imprisonment.

    (9)10. Brandishing a Firearm
    Any person who is pointing, holding or brandishing a firearm, air or gas operated weapon or object similar. It doesn't matter whether the firearm or object is capable of being fired; any person using the firearm or object in such manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another, or inducing fear in the mind of others of being shot or injured.
    - Penal Code (9)10 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 30 minutes imprisonment.

    (9)11. Discharging a Firearm in Public
    An individual who fires a firearm (without regard to its registration or legal status) without due cause or justifiable motive.
    - Penal Code (9)11 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 25 minutes imprisonment and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.



Title 10. Sentencing Enhancements

    (10)01. Attempt
    Every person who attempts to commit any crime, but fails, or is prevented or intercepted in its perpetration, shall be punished, where no provision is made by law for the punishment of those attempts, by the same punishment of the offense attempted.

    (10)02. Conspiracy
    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, shall be punished by the same punishment of the offense conspired.

    (10)03. Soliciting
    Every person who solicits the commission or perpetration of any crime shall be punished, where no provision is made by law for the punishment of the solicitation, by the same punishment of the offense solicited.

    (10)04. Government Worker Clause
    Any crime committed against a government worker (who receives a job or service on behalf of by contract of the city of Los Santos or state of San Andreas) shall receive the immediately maximum fines or terms of imprisonment. Bail shall also receive a 25% penalty increase if applicable.

    (10)05. Suspicion
    Suspicion to commit or conspire to commit a crime is sufficient to allow an individual to be detained for questioning for no more than 30 minutes in police or court custody, however they may not be searched beyond a legal Terry Frisk for the officer’s safety. If no probable cause or concurrent evidence is subjugated following the questioning, the individual must be released. Violation of this policy extends beyond Color of Law and is satisfactory for suit.

    (10)06. Plea Bargaining / Police Compliance Clause
    If an individual, at the request of the District Attorney’s Office, or by other legal authorities within the State of San Andreas, complies to assistance in other activities sufficient to assist in the apprehension or prevention of criminals or crime in San Andreas is permitted to receive bargains or other handicaps to sentences on hand to the individual. The specific handicaps are subject to the circumstances of each situation of Plea Bargain or Police Compliance.

    (10)07. Three-strike policy
    An individual who drives a vehicle and receives his or her third driver warning while driving it, or earns more than the threshold of warnings while driving, shall have his or her vehicle impounded and their license revoked for SIX (6) hours. (( This is actual hours IRL, not hours YOU are in-game. ))

    (10)08. Weapons Violation
    An individual who demonstrates illegal usage or his or her firearm, irresponsible usage, or earns a felony while in possession of a firearm may have his or her CCW permit revoked at the officer’s or court’s discretion. Facilities containing CCW licenses that demonstrate these characteristics - or in which the owner carries a felony - also qualify for this policy.

    (10)09. Criminal Accomplice Clause
    If an individual serves as an aid to another criminal's attempt or successful act of violation of the Penal Code, and can be evidently proven of their affiliation directly to the event, the individual shall receive a sentence of HALF to all crimes the individual committed for being an accomplice.

    (10)10. Term of Imprisonment & Location
    Imprisonment in County or State Facilities depends on the severity of the crimes and discretion of the officer. Misdemeanors without great significance will see imprisonment in the county facilities, while all felonies define imprisonment in the state facilities. (( Less than 45 minutes = LSPD / SASD (county jail); >1 hour = SACF; 45 minutes - 1 hour = county jail or SACF at officer's discretion. ))

    (10)11. Accessory After the Fact
    Any person who knowingly aids an individual they know to have committed a felony by harboring that individual, or aiding that individual to flee any scene, or by destroying or concealing evidence or lying to Law Enforcement commits the offence of becoming an accessory after the fact.
    -Being an accessory after the fact is a felony punishable by half the proscribed sentence for the felony committed by the felon they aided.



Title 11. Road Law

    Road Law justifies the primary activities of the Traffic Enforcement Units of the LSPD and SASD and their policies in regards to vehicle usage and fines / warnings associated with it.

    (11)00. Limitations
    Road Law permits the maximum amount of warnings to receive on a license on a single incident related to the road and the vehicle at THREE (3), and the maximum fine for any single incident to be set at $6,000.

    (11)01. Speeding / Minimum Speed
    At all times - on official state, county, or local roads of any scale - drivers must maintain a maximum speed of 150 KM/h on highways or any four lane or greater road, 130 KM/H on county roads outside of Los Santos, and 110 KM/H on roads within Los Santos. Drivers must use fair judgement when driving on roads with adjusted conditions (such as closed, unpaved, slick, and damaged roads).
    - Road Law (11)01 is an infraction of $1,500.

    (11)02. Failure to yield to a Traffic Control Device
    A Vehicle that fails to follow traffic control devices, such as:
    • Not yielding to stop points (noted as white lines at the edges of intersections) to incoming traffic;
    • Not yielding to an emergency vehicle with visible emergency lightings and sounding sirens;
    • Crossing a double yellow line when NOT enter or leaving a parking lot or driveway;
    • Illegal U-turns;
    • Ignoring signs, roadblocks, hand signals, or other equipment used by law enforcement to direct traffic.
    - Road Law (11)02 is an infraction of $2,000 and a warning on the driver’s license at the officer’s discretion.

    (11)03. Illegal Parking
    • An individual who parks their vehicle in a manner that completely obstructs and prevents traffic on a road or sidewalk.
    • An individual who parks their vehicle in a manner that is not necessarily obstructive, but dangerous.
    Note: As it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the facility and surrounding land (excluding road, but including sidewalk,) it is at the discretion of the property owner to determine parking rules for sidewalk and land surrounding their facility, so long as it does not violate any of the above policies.
    - Road Law (12)03 is an infraction punishable by a fine of $2,000 or risk of impoundment at the discretion of the officer.

    (11)04. Reckless Driving
    An individual who does not use care or caution while driving his or her vehicle with blatant disregard for the safety of others, safety of his or her self, or violation of general expected vehicular conduct while on the road.
    - Road Law (11)04 is a infraction of $2,000 and a warning on the driver’s license at the officer’s discretion
    Vehicular Endangerment may NOT be included with this charge.


    (11)05. Vehicular Noise Violation
    A vehicle that emits excessive noise - such as through unnecessary horn usage, or the emittance of loud music without regard to noise pollution.
    - Road Law (11)05 is an infraction of $1,000.

    (11)06. Yield Violation
    • A vehicle that fails to yield at an intersection that it does NOT have right of way to incoming traffic.
    • A vehicle that fails to yield at any time to pedestrians or cyclist traffic.
    - Road Law (11)06 is an infraction of $1,500.

    (11)07. Nitrous Oxide Possession (NOS)
    A vehicle that contains, uses, or shows characteristics of Nitrous Oxide Possession while not on a official speedway or race track.
    - Road Law (11)07 is a misdemanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes imprisonment and no more than 25 minutes imprisonment as well as the impoundment of the individual’s vehicle.

    (11)08. Illegal Usage of Hydraulics
    A vehicle that has hydraulic equipment installed on the chassis or other component of the vehicle without legitimate equipment need or purpose (such as a forklift) may not use such hydraulics while on a state, county, or local road.
    - Road Law (11)08 is an infraction of $2,000 and the impoundment of the individual’s vehicle.

    (11)09. Tinted Windows
    A vehicle that uses tints, or anonymizing shades on his or her windows on the front window ONLY - leading to an individual driving with tinted windows unable to be identified while driving. ((Driving and claiming you cannot be identified in the vehicle while driving is the OOC justification to this.))
    - Road Law (11)09 is an infraction of $2,000 and a warning on the driver’s license at the officer’s discretion.

    (11)10. Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Narcotics [DUI]
    An individual who drives or operates a vehicle or machinery while under the influence of alcohol above the legal limit of 0.08% BAV, or under the influence of performance-altering narcotics, regardless of whether those drugs are legal or illegal.
    - Road Law (11)10 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 40 minutes imprisonment, as well as the removal of the individual’s license & impoundment of their vehicle.

    (11)12. Registration Violation
    A vehicle driving on a state, county, or local road without an official owner’s registration or lease registration on file.
    - Road Law (11)12 is an infraction of $2,000, as well as a driver’s warning and impoundment of the individual’s vehicle at the officer’s discretion.

    (11)13. Unsafe usage of a bicycles
    Unsafe usage of a bicycle or other non-motor vehicle that obstructs traffic, incites disorder, creates a hazard, or demonstrates the potential for harm.
    - Road Law (11)13 is an infraction of $2,000.

    (11)14. Street Racing
    Performing an unlicensed or undesignated race or competition on city, county, or state paved roads or courses that incites the potential for other violations or demonstrates a potential for hazard.
    - Road Law (11)14 is an misdemeanor punishable by no less than 20 minutes imprisonment and no more than 35 minutes imprisonment.

    (11)15. Vehicular Endangerment
    Driving or operating a vehicle and causing severe endangerment or risk of harm to pedestrians or driving dangerously and causing the vehicle to enter pedestrian passageways.
    - Penal Code (11)15 is a misdemeanor punishable by impoundment of the individual’s vehicle with imprisonment of no less than 10 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.
    Note: Reckless Driving may NOT be included with this charge.


    (11)16. Driving without a Valid License
    Operating a motor vehicle without carrying a valid San Andreas driver's license registered to you on your person.
    - Penal Code (11)16 is a misdemeanor punishable by no less than 15 minutes jailtime and no more than 25 minutes jailtime. May be a warning at officer's discretion.

    (11)17. Jaywalking
    Any person who recklessly, or intentionally, crosses a road as a pedestrian in a manner that creates a foreseeable risk of obstructing the flow of traffic or otherwise creates a hazard to road users commits an offence.
    - Road Law (11)17 is an infraction of $1,000 at the officer’s discretion.



Title 12. Criminal Defenses

    (12)01. Mistake of Fact
    If any person accused of an offence can claim, and display proof, that they acted on an honestly held mistake of fact they can argue it in their defense. This does not amount to an ignorance of the law, as that is not an available defense. However if a person acted based on an honestly held fact and committed an offence as a result this can negate or reduce criminal intent in an offence and, as such, any criminal liability.

    (12)02. Involuntary Intoxication
    Any person found to be involuntarily intoxicated during the commission of an offence cannot be found guilty of that offence as they do not have an adequate mental state to act reasonably. Voluntary intoxication is not a defense, nor is simply being drunk. It has to be proven that the defendant was intoxicated via drugging or drink spiking via third party and that this was done unknowingly.


    (12)03. Private Defense (Self Defense and Defense of others)
    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 SA Crimes Against the Person
    - Penal Code (12)03 is a complete defense to: (1)01. Assault (1)02. Assault With A Deadly Weapon (1)03. Attempted Murder (1)04. Battery (1)08. Murder (1)08. Murder if the criteria of the defense are all met. Charges can be reduced to a lower form of that offence if some of the criteria are met.
    - Penal Code (12)03 cannot be applied as a defense in cases of gang on gang violence or other such instances where the party claiming the defense was put at risk of immediate danger by their own involvement with actionable criminality.


    (12)04. Necessity
    A person who commits an offence out of necessity to protect themselves or others from significant bodily harm or emergency, has no adequate legal alternative, 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 offence deemed to be committed as a necessity to prevent greater harm.
    - Penal Code (12)04 cannot be applied as a defense in cases of gang on gang violence or other such instances where the party calming the defense was put in risk by their own involvement with actionable criminality.

    (12)05. Entrapment
    Any person who would not have committed an offense 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.

    (12)06. Duress
    Any person who commits any offence 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 offence.
    - Penal Code (12(06) can never be argued by person accused of murder as it is not justifiable to take another life to save your own unless in direct self defense.



Title 13. Amendments & Additions

    At the pleasure of the residing City Council amendments, additions, and revisions to this penal code may be made at any time with respect to the due process of the legislative process of the City Council. These changes will be recorded in Title 12 whereupon the actual additions or amendments will then be made within the Penal Code itself.


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