Criminal Code Act of 1972

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Criminal Code Act
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General Information
Short Title Criminal Code Act
Long Title San Andreas Criminal Code Act of 1972
Acronyms CCA
Enacted By San Andreas Congress
History
Introduced TBA
Passed TBA
Amendments None
Ratified No

Contents

Chapter I - Foreword

§ 101 - Definitions

(a) For the purposes of this law and all references to this law, the term "absolute liability" shall refer to crimes which are done under deliberate intention or with a guilty mind.

(b) For the purpose of this law "narcotics" and "controlled substance" shall be defined as the classification of drugs under | U.S. Federal Law including:

(1) Schedule I
(2) Schedule II
(3) Schedule III
(4) Schedule IV
(5) Schedule V

Chapter II - General Provisions

§ 201 - Preservation of Common & Civil Law; State Jurisdiction

Applicability of Common Law

(a) No conduct constitutes an offense unless it is described as an offense in this Code or in another statute of this State. However, this provision does not affect the power of a court to punish for contempt or to employ any sanction authorized by law for the enforcement of an order or civil judgment.

Civil Remedies Preserved

(a) This Code does not bar, suspend, or otherwise affect any right or liability to damages, penalty, forfeiture, or other remedy authorized by law to be recovered or enforced in a civil action, for any conduct which this Code makes punishable; and the civil injury is not merged in the offense.

State Criminal Jurisdiction

(a) A person is subject to prosecution in this State for an offense which he commits, while either within or outside the State, by his own conduct or that of another for which he is legally accountable, if: the offense is committed either wholly or partly within the State; or the conduct outside the State constitutes an attempt to commit an offense within the State; or the conduct outside the State constitutes a conspiracy to commit an offense within the State, and an act in furtherance of the conspiracy occurs in the State; or the conduct within the State constitutes an attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit in another jurisdiction an offense under the laws of both this State and such other jurisdiction.

§ 202 - Rights of Defendant

Presumption of Innocence and Proof of Guilt

(a) Every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law under this State. No person shall be convicted of any offense unless his guilt thereof is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

Insanity as a Defence

(a) If the affirmative defense of insanity is raised, the defendant bears the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence his insanity at the time of the offense.

Double Jeopardy

(a) Any person charged with an offence has the right, if finally acquitted of the offence, not to be tried for it again and, if finally found guilty and punished for the offence, not to be tried or punished for it again.

Rights Under Federal Law

(a) Every person, when under criminal investigation shall be afforded all rights provided them under the Constitution of the United States of America including, but not limited to; the right to avoid self-incrimination, rights against unlawful search and seizures, the right to a speedy trial, due process of law, equal protection, and right to legal counsel.

Chapter III - Principles of Criminal Liability

§ 301 - Criminal Act and Mental State

Voluntary Act

(a) A material element of every offense is a voluntary act, which includes an omission to perform a duty which the law imposes on the offender and which he is physically capable of performing.

Possession as Voluntary Act

(a) Possession is a voluntary act if the offender knowingly procured or received the thing possessed, or was aware of his control thereof for a sufficient time to have been able to terminate his possession.

Constructive Possession

(a) Constructive possession is a voluntary act if the offender knowingly has dominion over a place, or property possessing the thing, or is aware of his control thereof for a sufficient time to have been able to terminate his possession.

Mental State

(a) A person is not guilty of an offense, other than an offense which involves absolute liability, unless, with respect to each element described by the statute defining the offense, he acts under a state of insanity, or another mental illness accepted by the Superior Court of San Andreas.

Intent

(a) A person intends, or acts intentionally or with intent, to accomplish a result or engage in conduct described by the statute defining the offense, when his conscious objective or purpose is to accomplish that result or engage in that conduct.

Knowledge

(a) Conduct performed knowingly or with knowledge is performed wilfully, within the meaning of a statute using the term "willfully", unless the statute clearly requires another meaning. When the law provides that acting knowingly suffices to establish an element of an offense, that element also is established if a person acts intentionally.

Recklessness

(a) A person is reckless or acts recklessly when that person consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, described by the statute defining the offense, and that disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the situation. An act performed recklessly is performed wantonly, within the meaning of a statute using the term "wantonly", unless the statute clearly requires another meaning.

Negligence

(a) A person is negligent, or acts negligently, when that person fails to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or a result will follow, described by the statute defining the offense, and that failure constitutes a substantial deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.

Ignorance

(a) Ignorance shall not be afforded as a defense unless otherwise outlined within a pertaining statute, or specific law.

Justifiable Use of Force

(a) A person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful force, including armed, violent felonies or any felonious crime reasonably believed to cause damages greater than $5,000. The use of force against another is not justified to resist an arrest or search that a person knows is being made by a law enforcement officer, even if the arrest or search is unlawful, unless the resistance is in response to an egregious use of force by a law enforcement officer, and only in the use of force that is reasonably necessary.

Chapter IV - Felonious Crimes

§ 401 - First Degree Murder

(a) No person shall act in, or attempt, the unlawful killing of human being with premeditated design to effect the death of the person killed and shall be held equally liable if death occurs from any premeditated act of:

(1) Arson,
(2) Sexual battery,
(3) Robbery,
(4) Burglary,
(5) Kidnapping,
(6) Escape,
(7) Aggravated child abuse,
(8) Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,
(9) Aircraft piracy,
(10) Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb,
(11) Carjacking,
(12) Home-invasion robbery,
(13) Aggravated stalking,
(14) Murder of another human being,
(15) Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person,
(16) Aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a capital felony.

(c) A person who attempts to violate any provision of this section commits a life felony.

§ 402 - Second Degree Murder

(a) No person shall act in, or attempt, the unlawful killing of a human being, perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the second degree.

(c) A person who attempts to violate any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 403 - Manslaughter

(a) No person shall commit an act that was neither excusable, nor justified that resulted in the death of another person including:

(1) Persuading, inducing, or encouraging another person to commit an act that resulted in the death of another person.
(2) Engaging in culpably negligent conduct that resulted in the death of another person.
(3) Reckless conduct with a firearm or vehicle.
(4) While being under the influence of a controlled substance, alcohol or prohibited substance.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section, resulting in the death of a law enforcement officer or a minor commits a felony of the second degree.

§ 404 - Felony False Imprisonment

(a) No person shall forcibly, by threat, confinement, abduction, imprisonment, or restrain, another person without lawful authority against their will or;

(1) Secretly confine, abduct, imprison, or restrain another person without lawful authority against their will or;
(2) Partake in any of the above conduct, and in doing so, move them within the state, country, or county, which shall be considered KIDNAPPING.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or a minor commits a felony of the second degree.

§ 405 - Human Trafficking

(a) No person shall deprive a person of their personal liberty with intent to;

(1) Subject them to a sex act that is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age or;
(2) Recruit, harbor, transport, or obtain them for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 406 - Torture

(a) No person shall act with intent or willful negligence to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a life felony or a felony of the first degree.

§ 407 - Mayhem

(a) No person shall maliciously deprive another human being of a body part, or render it useless, or cut out an eye or the tongue, or slit the nose or lips.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a life felony or a felony of the first degree.

§ 408 - Harvesting of Human Organs

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human organ unless medically authorized to do so, or in an attempt to sell or furnish another person with them.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the second degree.

§ 409 - Battery

(a) No person shall Partake in the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another or;

(1) the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or minor commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 410 - Aggravated Battery

(a) No person shall Partake in the intentional use of force with the intent to cause serious bodily harm upon the person of another including;

(1) the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or minor commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 411 - Robbery

(a) No person shall unlawfully and intentionally take or attempt to take personal property in the possession of another from his person, or immediate presence, against his will, by means of force or fear, and with a purpose or intent to deprive the person permanently or temporarily of the personal property or;

(1) the person intentionally or knowingly uses force or fear of immediate force against another in the course of committing a theft or wrongful appropriation.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 412 - Aggravated Robbery

(a) No person in the course of committing robbery, shall use or threaten to use a dangerous weapon or;

(1) cause serious bodily injury upon another in the commission of a robbery.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 413 - Strong-Armed Robbery

(a) No person in the course of committing a robbery, shall use any kind of force against another.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 414 - Assault With a Deadly Weapon

(a) No person shall assault another while brandishing a deadly weapon or device which may be used to cause great bodily harm.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or minor commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 415 - Assault With a Firearm

(a) No person shall assault another person with a firearm or any Part thereof without a lawful reason including;

(1) Pistol whipping,
(2) Shooting towards or,
(3) Aiming towards

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or minor commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 416 - Shooting At a Dwelling or Occupied Vehicle

(a) No person, without a lawful reason, shall discharge a firearm towards any kind of occupied, or believed to be occupied building, be it commercial or residential, or any kind of occupied vehicle including watercraft and forms of aerial transportation.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a vehicle known to be utilized by any branch of the government or where a minor is present, commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 417 - Shooting From a Vehicle

(a) No person, without a lawful reason, shall discharge a firearm or any kind of projectile weapon from the confines of a moving vehicle including automobiles, motorbikes, bicycles or farm equipment.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 418 - Rape

(a) No person shall engage in sexual intercourse or sodomy with another person by forcible compulsion or;

(1) Engage in sexual intercourse or sodomy with another person who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated or;
(2) The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim or;
(3) He or she, being 18 years or older, engages in sexual intercourse or sodomy with another who is less than 18 years old.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fourth degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a minor commits a capital felony.

§ 419 - Sexual Battery

(a) No person shall engage in sexual touching or conduct with another person without their consent or by forcible compulsion including;

(1) Kissing;
(2) Molesting or;
(3) Groping or;
(4) Spanking

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a minor commits a felony of the second degree.

§ 420 - Extortion

(a) No person shall without by threats, accusations, menaces or violence induce or attempt to induce any person, do anything or cause anything to be done including but not limited to;

(1) Make ransom payments,
(2) Make any kind of monetary transfer,
(3) Give up any kind of property.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 421 - Blackmail

(a) No person shall make a threat of informing, or as a consideration for not informing, against any violation of any law of the United States, demands or receive any money or other valuable thing.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 422 - Reckless Endangerment

(a) No person shall recklessly engage in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to another person, or group of people, especially; within the capacity of an Emergency Service Employee.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fourth degree.

(c) Objects of endangerment including but not limited to firearms and vehicles may be subject to forfeiture.

§ 423 - Child Endangerment

(a) No person shall engage in conduct that places a child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment. This can be through an act or omission.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 424 - Grand Theft

(a) No person shall knowingly obtain or use, or endeavor to obtain or to use, the property of another, valued at over $5,000 with intent to, either temporarily or permanently;

(1) Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from the property or,
(2) Appropriate the property to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to the use of the property.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 425 - Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimmes

(a) No person shall, by force and violence, or by intimidation, takes, or attempts to take, from the person or presence of another, or obtains or attempts to obtain by extortion any property or money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of, any bank, credit union, or any savings and loan association or:

(1) Enter or attempt to enter any bank, credit union, or any savings and loan association, or any building used in whole or in part as a bank, credit union, or as a savings and loan association, with intent to commit in such bank, credit union, or in such savings and loan association, or building, or part thereof, so used, any felony affecting such bank, credit union, or such savings and loan association.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 426 - Grand Theft Auto

(a) No person shall knowingly obtain or use, or endeavor to obtain or to use, the vehicle of another either temporarily or permanently, without their consent.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 427 - Carjacking

(a) No person shall intentionally and unlawfully take another person’s motor vehicle through the use of force, violence, assault, or threat.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 428 - Operating a Chop-Shop

(a) No person shall operate a place where stolen vehicles are dismantled so that the Parts can be sold or used to repair other vehicles.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

(c) Any vehicle used in the commission of this crime may be subject to forfeiture.

§ 429 - Arson

(a) No person shall willfully or unlawfully cause damage to the property of another person, or any government body by fire or explosion. This may include:

(1) Any dwelling, occupied or not, or its contents,
(2) Any structure where people are normally present or,
(3) Any other structure known or should have been known to be occupied or,
(4) Any vehicle.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 430 - Felony Burglary

(a) No person shall with or without force, enter any residence, government building, or place of worship, without lawful reason, or in doing so cause any kind of injury or terrorize an inhabitant of the building.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 431 - Graveyard Vandalism or Disinternment

(a) No person shall take away, disturb, vandalize, destroy or change the location of any stone, brick, iron or other material or fence enclosing a cemetery without authorization of law or consent of the surviving spouse or next of kin of the deceased or;

(1) Take part in the desecrating of any grave by means of disturbing the body of a deceased person or their place of rest without consent of law.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 432 - Terrorism

(a) No person shall take part in acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of the State of San Andreas that appear to be intended, or with intent to,

(1) To intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(2) To influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;
(3) To affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a capital or life felony.

§ 433 - Embezzlement

(a) No person shall steal, abstract, or knowingly convert to his use or the use of another, or without authority, any kind of money, or thing of value from the State of San Andreas or of any Department or agency thereof or any licensed business operation or;

(1) Receive, conceal, or retain the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 434 - Felony Obstruction

(a) No person shall partake in any act designed to obstruct, deceive, hinder, or delay the administration of justice within the context of a felony crime, including;

(1) Tampering with evidence,
(2) Lying to or deceiving a peace officer, investigator, officer of the courts, or Federal agent or,
(3) Tampering with a witness.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 435 - Aiding and Abetting

(a) No person shall aid, abet, or advise another in the commission or conspiracy to commit a crime or;

(1) Command,
(2) Counsel or,
(3) Knowingly procure the ability for another to commit a crime.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a crime of the same degree of which they have aided or abetted.

§ 436 - Accessory After the Fact

(a) No person shall knowingly assist someone after he or she has committed any crime by helping in his or her evade arrest, trial, conviction or punishment.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a crime of the same degree for the crime which they have acted as the accessory after the fact and shall be sentenced up to half of the prescribed time.

§ 437 - Conspiracy

(a) No person shall with the intent to take part in conduct constituting a crime that is to be performed or, agree with one or more persons to engage in or cause the performance of a crime.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a crime of the same degree for the crime which they have conspired to commit and shall be sentenced up to half the prescribed time.

§ 438 - Fraud

(a) No person shall falsify, conceal, or cover-up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact or;

(1) Make any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation or,
(2) Make or use any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 439 - Forgery and Counterfeiting

(a) No person shall falsify, alter, counterfeit, or forge a document that carries any State or Federally recognized legal document with the intent to injure or defraud another person or entity.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 440 - False Impersonation

(a) No person shall without due authority exercise or attempt to exercise the functions of or hold himself or herself out to any one as a deputy sheriff, marshal, police officer, peace officer or member of government, or as another person with or without intent to do harm or gain some kind of benefit.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section to impersonate a law enforcement officer or member of the government commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 441 - Possession of Signal or Communication Jammers

(a) No person shall partake in the use or sale of "cell jammers" or similar devices designed to intentionally block, jam, or interfere with authorized radio communications (signal blockers, GPS jammers, or text stoppers, etc.) unless authorized to do so in the conduct of duties related to a recognized Law Enforcement Agency.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 442 - Possession of Destructive Devices or Explosives

(a) No person shall knowingly possess, attempt to procure any device capable of mass destruction including, but not limited to:

(1) Any bomb, grenade, explosive missile or similar device used to launch explosive projectiles,
(2) A working cannon or any other device with a caliber in excess of 0.60 other than a shotgun, antique rifle or antique cannon,
(3) A rocket launcher,
(4) A Molotov cocktail,
(5) A sealed device containing dry ice assembled for the purpose of causing an explosion.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the second degree.

(1) Exemptions are to be made for members of a law enforcement agency recognized by the State of San Andreas, and for members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are acting within lawful execution of their duties.

§ 443 - Manufacturer of Destructive Devices or Explosives

(a) No person shall attempt to, or manufacture any device capable of mass destruction including, but not limited to:

(1) Any bomb, grenade, explosive missile or similar device used to launch explosive projectiles,
(2) A working cannon or any other device with a caliber in excess of 0.60 other than a shotgun, antique rifle or antique cannon,
(3) A rocket launcher,
(4) A Molotov cocktail,
(5) A sealed device containing dry ice assembled for the purpose of causing an explosion.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 444 - Firearms Trafficking

(a) No person shall import, acquire, smuggle, or possess contraband firearms, in an amount greater than two, with or without the intent to sell or transfer them.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 445 - Unlicensed Sale of Firearms

(a) No person shall sell, import, lease, or transfer firearms without a license to do so.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 446 - Illegal Possession of an NFA Item

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license, possess or maintain control of, manufacturer, any kind of regulated device or item outlined in the National Firearms Act including;

(1) Machine Guns (any firearm capable of firing repeatedly with one trigger pull),
(2) Short Barreled Rifles (any firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel less than 16" long or an overall length under 26"),
(3) Short Barreled Shotguns (any smoothbore firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel less than 16" long or an overall length under 26"),
(4) Suppressors (including home-made devices) or,
(5) Destructive Devices (such as grenades, explosives, missiles or poison gas).

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 447 - Illegal Acts With an Assault Weapon

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license, possess, lend, maintain control of, transfer or manufacture any kind of automatic weapon or assault weapon.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fourth degree.

§ 448 - Unlawful Manufacture of Firearms

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license manufacture, or attempt to manufacture any kind of weapon that may be considered a firearm, including air-powered weapons.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

§ 449 - Brandishing a Firearm

(a) No person, without lawful reason, shall exhibit, draw or brandish a firearm.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 450 - Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license or legal entitlement, carry, possess or be in control of a firearm, or any parts of a weapon or ammunition, either openly and concealed.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 451 - Illegal Possession of a Firearm

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license, possess or maintain control of any kind of firearm, parts of a firearm, or ammunition.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 452 - Being Armed In The Commission of a Felony

(a) No person shall carry, possess, or be in control of a firearm during the commission of or attempt of a felony.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 453 - Illegal Possession of Armor Penetrating Ammunition

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license, possess ammunition designed to penetrate any kind of armour or metal.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 454 - Furnishing Another With a Firearm

(a) No person shall, without a lawful license, furnish, offer to furnish or attempt to furnish another person with any kind of firearm.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 455 - Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed

(a) No person shall be in possession of a controlled substance while in control of a firearm, unless in possession of a valid medical prescription.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 456 - Possession of a Controlled Substance

(a) No person shall be in possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription or legal authorization, authorized by a licensed medical professional or body.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section as a third offense commits a felony of the seventh degree.

§ 457 - Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent

(a) No person shall possess any kind of narcotic, unless prescribed, greater than 10 grams, or in an amount less than 10 grams in a way that would indicate intent for sale or delivery.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a felony of the seventh degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a felony of the sixth degree.

§ 458 - Narcotics Trafficking

(a) No person shall distribute or possess a large amount (over 50 grams) of a controlled substance(s).

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 459 - Manufacturing of Narcotics

(a) No person shall produce a controlled substance, or possesses "precursor substances" with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance including:

(1) Operating a clandestine laboratory for the production of controlled substances as defined in Chapter 1, Subsection 101 (b).

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the third degree.

§ 460 - Cultivation of Marihuana

(a) No person shall actively cultivate Marihuana plants or possess the means to do so with intent.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the fifth degree.

(1) Additional financial penalties of up to $200,000 may be imposed, taking into consideration the "street value" of any existing plants.

§ 461 - Sale of Controlled Substances

(a) No person, unless lawfully licensed to do so, shall make sale of, administer, or transfer any kind of controlled substance.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a felony of the seventh degree.

Chapter V - Misdemeanor Crimes

§ 501 - Assault

(a) No person shall, without a lawful reason, threaten another person with bodily harm, use of force, or make any attempt to cause bodily harm.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or minor commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 502 - Aggravated Assault

(a) No person shall, without a lawful reason, threaten another person with serious bodily harm, use of deadly force, or make any attempt to cause serious bodily harm with the intent to cause a more serious crime.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a law enforcement officer or minor commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 503 - Stalking and Harassment

(a) No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing engage in conduct that causes that other person reasonably believes, in all circumstances, to fear for their safety. This may include but is not limited to:

(1) Following them from place to place,
(2) Making repeated attempts at communication,
(3) Acting in any way reasonably threatening or,
(4) Watching them in their home, dwelling or any place of business.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a minor commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 504 - Criminal Threats

(a) No person shall make any kind of threat against life or of bodily harm onto another person, their family, relatives or loved ones.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section upon a public official or minor commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 505 - Public Endangerment

(a) No person shall, through negligence, or willful act of omission, put another person in acute danger. This may apply to, but is not limited to:

(1) Unsafe operation of a vehicle,
(2) Unreasonable discharges of a firearm,
(3) Failing to fulfill duty of care or,
(4) Failure to comply with agency or department protocols for safety.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section while operating a motor vehicle may have their license suspended no longer than one week by law enforcement.

§ 506 - Negligence of Duty

(a) No person shall, willfully or through an act of negligence, fail to complete, maintain, or operate appropriately to adequate standards when holding a position within a public agency, especially in regards to the safety of the public at large.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section while operating a motor vehicle may have their license suspended no longer than one week by law enforcement.

§ 507 - Misdemeanor False Imprisonment

(a) No person shall restrict the liberty of, or confine, or violate the freedom of movement of another person without a lawful reason.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 508 - Predatory Lending

(a) No person shall offer to, or loan any form of currency under unfair, fraudulent pretense, or upon the threat of violence if the contract is not fulfilled.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 509 - Contempt of Court

(a) No person shall willfully, or by act of omission, disobey an order of the court, or the written judgement of a Justice of the Superior Courts, or cause any kind of disturbance to proceedings of a court.

(1) This law shall include failure to pay a lawfully issued financial penalty under this code which has been outstanding for longer than 15 days past the date of issuance.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 510 - Perjury

(a) No person shall provide or submit any kind of false statement under a lawful oath or affirmation.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 511 - Inciting a Riot

(a) No person shall attempt or fulfill the incitement of a riot.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 512 - Participating in a Riot or Civil Disorder

(a) No person shall participate in a riot, in any way shape or form, including but not limited to;

(1) Clashing with Law Enforcement or Riot Police,
(2) Looting or,
(3) Disturbing the Peace.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 513 - Unlawful Assembly

(a) No person shall gather together with others in a group of three or more, with intent to carry out any common purpose, assemble in such a manner or so conduct themselves when they are assembled as to cause persons in the neighborhood of the assembly to fear, on reasonable grounds, that they will disturb the peace tumultuously; or will by that assembly needlessly and without reasonable cause provoke other persons to disturb the peace tumultuously.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 514 - Disturbing the Peace

(a) No person shall take part in any unlawful fighting, or challenge another person to a fight, or otherwise be boisterous in a manner that would cause a disturbance to persons in their immediate vicinity.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 515 - Disturbing a Public Meeting or Assembly

(a) No person shall willfully disturb or break up any public meeting, assembly of government officials or otherwise sanctioned gathering.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 516 - Failure to Disperse

(a) No person shall refuse to disperse from any emergency services scene, place of riot, place of loitering, place of panhandling, private property, public property or unlawful assembly when reasonably ordered by a law enforcement officer or other public servant engaged in enforcing or executing the law, or carrying out their lawful duties.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 517 - Indecent Exposure

(a) No person shall willfully expose their genitals, to someone else without consent or, while in a public place.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 518 - Public Intoxication

(a) No person shall be intoxicated, or under the influence of a controlled substance, in public to a point where they pose a risk to their own safety, or safety of others, or create any kind of nuisance.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 519 - Lewd Acts

(a) No person shall engage in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place or solicit someone else to do so.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 520 - Loitering or Prowling

(a) No person shall loiter or be found lurking in any area with an intent to commit a crime.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 521 - Resisting Arrest and Obstruction

(a) No person shall, or attempt to, resist, delay, or obstruct by any means, any member of an emergency service in carrying out his or her duties.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 522 - Failure to Obey a Lawful Command

(a) No person shall refuse to comply with the orders of a law enforcement officer, given to them in a lawful manner or under reasonable circumstances.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 523 - Giving False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer

(a) No person shall give falsified information, answers, drivers licenses, car registration or other legal documents to a Law Enforcement Officer acting within their duties to attain such.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 524 - Concealing or Covering the Face

(a) No person shall wear any kind of a mask, hood, or device to conceal the identity of the wearer from a Law Enforcement Officer including when he or she, with the intent to conceal his or her identity, wears a mask, hood, or device in which any portion of the person's face is hidden, concealed, or covered on any public way, public place, or property, or on any private property, without first having obtained the written permission from the owner or occupier of the property.

(1) This does not apply to traditional costumes wore on the date of a recognized holiday or to those who are employed in a profession that requires wearing any kind of protective device while completing their duties, or anyone engaged in an active sporting event where a helmet is required, or any person wearing a helmet while in operation of a motorbike or off-road vehicle.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a noncriminal violation and may be cited up to $500.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 525 - Evading a Law Enforcement Officer

(a) No person shall evade, or attempt to evade or elude any Law Enforcement Officer acting within their duties or under circumstances which would require a person to stop.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 526 - Bribery

(a) No person shall give, offer or receive a bribe with corrupt intent to influence a decision on an official matter.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 527 - Misuse of Government Assets and Radio Frequencies

(a) No person shall willfully misuse, misapply, or use for personal gain, any asset of the government or any associated agency thereof.

(1) This does not apply when a person has acquired written consent or authorization.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section as a third offense commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(e) A person who violates any provision of this section while operating a motor vehicle may have their license suspended no longer than one week by law enforcement.

§ 528 - Making a False Report of a Crime

(a) No person shall knowingly or maliciously falsify a report of a crime, or the commission of a crime to a Law Enforcement Officer or Law Enforcement Agency.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section as a third offense commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 529 - Vigilantism

(a) No person shall, or attempt to, execute the duties of a law enforcement officer, or execute any act of justice without lawful authority to do so.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 530 - Possession of a Falsified License or Identification

(a) No person shall be in possession, or control of a falsified legal license of any kind, or government-issued identification.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 531 - Forging or Altering a Prescription for Narcotics

(a) No person shall or be in possession of a forged prescription, or forge, or attempt to forge, or alter, a prescription for a controlled substance.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 532 - Carrying an Assisted Opening or Illegal Blade

(a) No person shall carry, be in possession, or control of an assisted opening knife such as a switchblade or a knife which violates the restrictions laid out in the San Andreas Firearm Control Act.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 533 - Petty Theft

(a) No person shall unlawfully and intentionally take or attempt to take personal property, or currency, in the possession of another from his person.

(1) A theft shall be considered Petty Theft if the property or currency in question is valued at less than $5,000. Theft of property or currency valued above $5,000 shall be considered Robbery.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 534 - Identity Theft

(a) No person shall, or attempt to, acquire the personal details of another person for fraudulent use or use the identity of another person fraudulently.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 535 - Receiving or Selling Stolen Property

(a) No person shall knowingly purchase, receive, sell, conceal or be in possession of stolen property.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 536 - Misdemeanor Burglary

(a) No person shall enter a commercial building, vehicle, room or structure without expressed consent or otherwise illegally, with or without the use of force.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section may be held liable for any damages caused during the commission of the crime.

§ 537 - Possession of Burglary Tools

(a) No person shall be in the possession of any tools or items that may be used to commit a burglary without lawful reason, or that would in a manner that would indicate they are about to commit a burglary. This includes, but is not limited to;

(1) Trespassing while in possession of burglary tools,
(2) Concealing one’s identity while in possession of burglary tools or,
(3) Being in possession of burglary tools with intent or in the commission of a burglary.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 538 - Criminal Trespass

(a) No person shall enter or remain on the property of another person, or any restricted area, without expressed consent.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a noncriminal violation and may be cited up to $1,000.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section as a third offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 539 - Reckless Burning

(a) No person shall willfully cause a fire to be lit in a manner that is considered negligent or which poses immediate danger to property of another person, property of the government, or the life of any person.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

§ 540 - Prostituion or Soliciting Prostitution

(a) No person shall practice the occupation of engaging in sex for any kind of payment or solicit someone to do so.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section as a third offense commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 541 - Pandering or Pimping

(a) No person shall provide someone with the service of prostitution or solicit anyone into acting as a prostitute.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

§ 542 - Loitering with Intent to Commit Prostitution

(a) No person shall loiter in any public place with the intent to engage in sex for any kind of payment or solicit someone to do so.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

§ 543 - Possession of Drug-Related Paraphernalia

(a) No person shall possess or found to be in control of any device, such as a pipe or needle, related to the consumption of controlled substances without lawful reason.

(b) A person who violates any provision of this section as a first offense commits a noncriminal violation and may be cited up to $500.

(c) A person who violates any provision of this section as a second offense commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(d) A person who violates any provision of this section as a third offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

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