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San Andreas Penal Code V.1 [ Part I - Chapter 1 ]
« on: May 06, 2018, 12:58:00 PM »
San Andreas Penal Code V.1

INDEX :

PROLOGUE
CHAPTER 1 - TRAFFIC LAWS
CHAPTER 2 - CRIME AGAINST CITIZENS LAWS
CHAPTER 3 - CRIME AGAINST PROPERTIES LAWS
CHAPTER 4 - CRIME AGAINST PUBLIC LAWS
CHAPTER 5 - CRIME AGAINST STATE LAWS
CHAPTER 6 - FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES LAWS
CHAPTER 7 - NARCOTICS CONTRABAND LAWS
CHAPTER 8 - AMENDMENTS AND FUTURE CHANGES
PROLOGUE :
Aim :
Generation of an official document to ensure safety of the citizens of the state of San Andreas and their rights which dictates the penalties for the criminal activities in an uniformly transparent manner. Any Law Enforcement Agency operating within the state boundaries must follow these guidelines while imprisoning a state citizen, regardless of their jurisdiction and whether they answer to city administration or not.

Following document is written and approved by Mayor Sam Hunt on January 2016. This statement will be edited once any amendments and changes occur in future. Exclusive note will be made.

SIGNED :
Ethan Hunt - Chief of Police
Earl Wintson - As.Chief of Police

((Credits: Earl Winston))

Guideline to Usage :
The Penal Code allows Law Enforcement Agencies to sentence people from 1 day in federal prison to upto 50 years being the maximum time depending on it's crime. (( 1-50 minutes. The ability to add suffix days/weeks/months/years maybe used by legal members as per their wish in order to reward cooperating/roleplaying along suspects. I.E. A charge stating 4 weeks in prison can be dubbed into 1 month, a charge stating 10 days in prison can be dubbed as 2 weeks and so on. Make sure the timeframe In Character abides closest to maximum mentioned in the penal code. This is so they do not have to spend minutes staring at screen uselessly and encourage them to cooperate and roleplay along often with reward of comparatively lesser jailtime in means of real life minutes. ))
Whenever a suspect is issued prison statement, it's encouraged that statement is clear and is quoted out of Penal Code or at least carries the key word that which exact portion of this document was used in reference. Do not make the statement unnecessarily wrong.
In the case when multiple charges are applicable, it will be allowed but the prison sentence must not exceed the total of 50 years in any case.
Every statement will have an allowable limit of jail sentence, out of which Law Enforcement Officer shall determine the suitable time period for your crime as every crime can be different in means of severity. (I.E. Possession of Illegal Firearm can be punishable from upto 5 years to 10 years, The Law Enforcement Officer must decide within that timeframe. However it is must to keep the statement within the applicable boundaries.
Prefixes :

ATTEMPT TO : Suspect captured during events of pre-mature crime, or if failed in performing the crime while having intentions to do so falls under this prefix. The end statement remains same as for original crime.
ACCESSORY TO : Suspect who aided, advised or abetted another suspect in any way in performing or attempting to perform a crime or post-crime harbouring fugitive, destroying evidence, forging fake witness statements etc falls under this prefix. The end statement is half of the originally committed crime.
CONSPIRE TO : Suspect who were part of planning of a crime or who directly or indirectly affiliated themselves with decision making of the approval of the crime by ordering/hiring people falls under this prefix. The end statement remains same as originally committed crime.

Other Factors :

Crime Against Government Employees :
Any person working for/with Government of the State including but not limited to Law Enforcement Agents, Government Workers, Council Members, Contracted Workers etc are considered as Government Employees.
Any crime committed against such shall automatically be worth of maximum allowable sentence mentioned in Penal Code.

Authority Compliance :
Law Enforcement and other Judicial Authorities may reduce statement of a suspect for cooperation, if a mutual agreement is achieved between the suspect and the authority body. This maybe as a reward for the suspect for doing the right thing by providing necessary intelligence to Law Enforcement, turning state witness etc.

License 3 Strikes/Infractions :
Any crime committed with vehicle will automatically give you one strike on your driver's license, unless there's requirement of revoking your driver's license completely. Illegal Parking Ticket is only exception to this however.
Any crime committed with your firearm involved will automatically give you one strike on your weapons license, unless there's requirement of revoking your weapons license completely.

CHAPTER 1 : Traffic Laws

1.1) Operating a Vehicle Without A Valid Driver's License :-

- A Valid Driver's License obtained via DMV is a must in order to operate any sort of motor-vehicle in the state boundaries.
- The License must be in your immediate possession while operating a motor vehicle, and is to be furnished whenever required by a Law Enforcement Officer.
It is considered as misdemeanor, is punishable by $20,000 fine and 5 months in Federal Prison and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.2) Speeding :-

- Maximum allowable Speed for a motor vehicle within City Area is 100 KPH.
- Maximum allowable Speed for a motor vehicle within Rural Area is 130 KPH.
- Maximum allowable Speed for a motor vehicle on a four-lanes or more freeway is 170 KPH.
- Violating either of these speed limits will consider your vehicle to be speeding.
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $15,000 fine and/or infraction on Driver's License and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.3) Moving Laws :-

- Moving laws include variety of different misc traffic violations.
- Failing to respect emergency lights and sirens and clear path for public service vehicles such as Ambulance, Fire Trucks, Law Enforcement Vehicles, Government Vehicles etc.
- Changing lanes recklessly or Occupying more than a single lane, making "U" turns illegally.
- Overloading a Cargo Vehicle.
- Using Heavy Tinted Glass.
- Failing to give Right of the way.
- Failing to give priority to pedestrians.
- You must stop behind the line at a junction/intersection with a solid white line across the road. Wait for a safe gap in the traffic before you move off.
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $10,000 to $35,000 fine and/or infraction on Driver's License and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.4) Parking Laws :-
- Parking a Vehicle in No Parking Zones is strictly prohibited. These zones include reserved spots for Government Departments including Law Enforcement Agencies, Entry-Exit gates of their buildings, and immediate vicinity of Market 'Main Bank'.
- When parking a vehicle where no reasonable safe parking zones/spaces are assigned, you are expected to park your vehicle 2 wheels on the sidewalk, 2 wheels on the road. The 2 wheels on the road should be no closer than 3 feet from the sidewalk, and no farther than 5 feet away.
- Motor cycles should have both wheels on the sidewalk, to the farthest safe right as possible, not blocking the sidewalk or hindering foot traffic.
- Your vehicle should in no way be problem to either the vehicles passing by on the road or the pedestrians traversing on the sidewalk.
- In case of an aerial vehicle, it must not land/park on a public road but should rather prefer helipads, airports, rooftops or open grounds on private properties.
- The vehicle parked on a private property is the owner's decision whether it's illegal or not- if reported it shall be impounded.
- The vehicles may not block access of road/alleyways/garage lots/parking lots/other properties entrance/exits.
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $25,000 to $50,000 fine and/or infraction on Driver's License and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.5) Reckless Driving :-

- Driving in wrong lane
- Driving with poor control
- Driving on sidewalk without pedestrians being present
- Careless behaviour towards traffic safety rules
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $15,000 to $30,000 fine and/or infraction on Driver's License and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.6) Vehicular Condition, Pollution, Capacity Laws :-

- Vehicle must always be going through regular inspection and be in operating condition. No smoke must be visibly leaving your engine unless on the way to repair depot. The vehicle lights must be functional and the vehicle wind-shield must be kept clean at all times.
- Vehicle emission should be well within allowable manufactured limits that does not harm environment. Vehicle must not possess any custom loud horns that makes higher db sound than allowable manufactured limits. Constant unnecessary honking, use of sirens will also fall under this law.
- Vehicle capacities are expected to be as shown. All vehicles should not have more than the allowed and set standard of occupants. The amount of seats on/in the bike/car should not be below the amount of occupants. For example motorbikes/mopeds can have upto maximum of 2 occupants, a two door car can have upto 3 occupants, a four door car can have upto 5 occupants and heavy vehicles like SUV, Pick ups, Trucks, Utility Vehicles, where a trunk space is available, are allowed to have up to 7 occupants. (( Car surfers will count as occupants. ))
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $3,000 to $5,000 fine and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.7) Vehicular Endangerment :-

- Operating a motorvehicle in such a manner that endangers others' lives with or without intentions.
- This includes driving vehicles into crowded sidewalks, plazas, public gatherings, parades etc.
- If anyone is actually hurt or faces loss of life, then voluntary manslaughter charges are also added increasing prison statement accordingly.
- Hit and Run is considered as Vehicular Endangerment.
It is considered as misdemeanor, is punishable by $50,000 fine and 10 months in Federal Prison and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine. The Driving License is revoked.

1.8 ) Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle :-

- All the vehicles operating within State Boundaries must be registered with a visible affixed plate except the models mentioned in the list below.
  • EXEMPTED-LIST

- Having modification hiding affixed plate will be classed illegal and be treated same as Operating Unregistered Vehicle.
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $50,000 fine and/or infraction on Driver's License and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.9) Illegal Racing :-

- Any sort of organization, participation, encouragement to illegal racing including drag, drift, street racing or what-so-ever on public roads and infrastructure such as airports, parking lots etc is strictly prohibited.
- Racing within privately owned parking lots, race tracks are allowed. If public race is required to be hosting- prior permission from Government and Law Enforcement is necessary.
It is considered as misdemeanor, is punishable by $50,000 fine and 10 months in Federal Prison and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine. The Driving License is revoked.

1.10) Evasion From Law Enforcement Officer :-

- Trying to evade a Law Enforcement Officer by means of ground/naval/aerial vehicle.
It is considered as misdemeanor, is punishable by $50,000 fine and 15 months in Federal Prison and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine. The Driving License is revoked.

1.11) Driving Under Influence :-

- Operating any vehicle or heavy machinery while under influence of Alcohol or narcotics substances that has consciousness altering effects is strictly illegal.
It is considered as felony, is punishable by $50,000 fine and 15 months in Federal Prison and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine. The Driving License is revoked.

1.12) Violation of Restricted Airspace :-

- Any attempts of violating restricted airspace is strictly prohibited.
- After warning, San Andreas Special Forces will most likely take down your aircraft.
It is considered as felony, is punishable by 10 years in Federal Prison.

1.13) Jaywalking :-

- Any pedestrian crossing the road recklessly and disturbing the traffic shall be considered as Jaywalking as it might lead to severe road accident.
It is considered as traffic violation, is punishable by $5,000 fine.

1.14) Oversized vehicles :-

- Oversized vehicles occupying more than one lane are not permitted on roads with less than 2 lanes going in either direction.
It is considered as a traffic violation, and is punishable by $10.000 fine and/or Impounding of the Vehicle for same price as fine if owner is absent/fails to pay the fine.

1.15) - Motorcyclists and Helmets :-

- Any individual operating or taking the place as a passenger when riding on a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle, under the age of 18 must wear a helmet that meets the minimum requirements for the DoT regulation.
- It is unlawful to ride on a motorcycle as a driver and/or passenger, without a helmet that meets the minimum requirements for the DoT regulation.
It is considered a traffic violation and is punishable by $5,000 fine and/or the impoundment of the vehicle for the equivalent fee as fine.

If you're above the age of 18, you're allowed to drive or ride in a motorcycle without a helmet but you need to be responsible for your own actions.

1.16) - Mobile Phone Usage while Driving :-

- Any individual operating a vehicle while using a mobile phone.
It is considered a traffic violation and is punishable by $10,000 fine and an infraction on he/she Driver's License.

1.17) Tailgating Law Enforcement Officers :-

- Continuously Tailgating Law Enforcement Officers.
It is considered as misdemeanor, is punishable by $25,000 fine, 1 to 5 days in Police Holdup, and infraction to he/she driver's license.

1.18) Using a vehicle horn excessively :-

- Using a vehicle horn excessively without a valid reason.
- A valid reason would be in cases of emergency (incoming vehicle is about to hit you)
It is considered as misdemeanor, is punishable by $1,000 fine to $5.000 fine.
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