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Santos County Criminal Code

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Criminal Code
    Felony Charges          
  1 MURDER MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a First Degree Murder/Attempted First Degree Murder 45 minutes (+20 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Directly or indirectly causing the death of a person (not revived by EMS) with premeditated intent. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official. 15 Minutes  
  b Second Degree Murder/Attempted Second Degree Murder 30 minutes (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Directly or indirectly causing the death of a person (not revived by EMS) that is either unplanned and intentional or caused by reckless disregard to human life. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official. 20 Minutes  
  c Conspiracy To Commit Murder 15 minutes (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Conspiring with atleast 2 people to murder another person      
  2 VIOLENT CRIMES MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Terrorism 75 minutes (+25 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Mass violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that include but not limited to: to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, mass murder, or kidnapping; and to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion or use of explosives Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official. (ii) Has a political agenda against the Los Santos government (iii) every 2 casualties None  
  a Voluntary Manslaughter 40 Minutes Intentionally causing the death of a person without malice aforethought. Accompanied by additional circumstances that mitigate, but do not excuse the killing (such as when provoked, in terror, frightened, or desperate).   20 Minutes  
  b Involuntary Manslaughter 20 Minutes Unintentionally causing the death of a person without malice aforethought. Results when death occurs from an improper use of reasonable care or skill (recklessness or negligence) in commision of a lawful act or when death occurs while in the commision of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony.   10 Minutes  
  c Vehicular Manslaughter 20 Minutes Causing the death of a person with a vehicle due to negligence or recklessness of the driver. This section will not apply where: (i) The person operating the motor vehicle reports to the police station to report the incident within a reasonable period of time; and (ii) the act was done without intent.   10 Minutes  
  d Robbery 20 Minutes Forcefully taking someones property.   10 Minutes + $1,000 ticket  
  e Jailbreak 45 Minutes An act to attempt or to sucesfully break people out of jail.   None  
  f Kidnapping 30 Minutes (+10 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Unlawfully seizing and carrying away a person by force or fraud, or seizing and detaining a person against his or her will with an intent to carry that person away at a later time. In the case where multiple hostages are taken at once, only one charge will be presented. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official. (ii) Using a deadly weapon in the commision of the offence. 30 Minutes  
  g Arson 20 Minutes (+10 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Intentional destruction of property resulting in explosion or fire (bombings, blowing up vehicles, etc.) Aggravated circumstances: (i) The building is a Government building. (ii) The vehicle destroyed was that of an on-duty LEO or a government vehicle 10 Minutes  
  3 FIREARMS/EXPLOSIVES MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Weapon Stockpiling With Business Permit 120 Mintues (+15 minutes for every five additional weapons) (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Possession of 15 or more Class 2 Firearms (With Business License) Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 90 Mintues  
  b Weapons Stockpiling 90 Minutes (+15 minutes for every five additional weapons) (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Possession of 10 or more Class 2 or Class 1 Firearms (With Federal Firearms License) Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 60 Minutes  
  c Weapons Caching 60 Minutes (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Possession of up to 4 or more Class 2 or Class 1 Firearms (Without Federal Firearms License) Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 40 Minutes  
  d Weapons Distribution 25 Minutes (+10 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Sale or exchange of weapons without a license, or the sale or exchange of illegal weapons. Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 10 Minutes  
  e Weapons Trafficking 30 Minutes (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) The transport of 4 or more Class 2 or Class 1 weapons (Without Federal Firearms License) Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 20 Minutes  
  f Possession of Explosives 45 minutes (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Possession of an explosive device (Including flash devices and molotov | do not charge this multiple times) Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 30 Minutes  
  g Possession of a Class 2 Firearm 30 Minutes (+20 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Possession of a Class 2 Firearm (do not charge this multiple times, see "weapons stockpiling") Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 20 Minutes  
  h Possession of a Class 1 Firearm 20 Minutes (+10 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Possession of Class 1 Firearm (without a Firearms Permit | do not charge this multiple times, see "weapons stockpiling") Aggravated circumstances: (i) by a Convicted Felon. 10 Minutes  
  j Possession of Illegal Ammunition & Manfufacturing 25 Minutes Possession of class 2 ammunition or ammunition materials (regardless of caliber| do not charge this multiple times)   10 Minutes  
  4 NARCOTICS MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Drug Cultivation and Manufacturing 30 Minutes The act of planting, harvesting, or processing a Class 2 Drug, or the act of planting, harvesting, or processing ten or more units of a Class 1 Drug with a Medicinal Cannabis Permit.   15 Minutes  
  b Class 2 Drug Distribution/Trafficking 40 Minutes (+5 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Trafficking: Possession of 5 or more units of Class 2 Drugs |Distribution: Sale of 1 or more units of a Class 2 Drug Aggravated circumstances: (i) Every 20 units per the first 5 units. 15 Minutes  
  c Class 1 Drug Distribution/Trafficking 25 Minutes (+5 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Trafficking: Possession of 9 or more units of Class 1 Drug | Distribution: Sale of 1 or more units of a Class 1 Drug (Both Without MCP) Aggravated circumstances: (i) Every 20 units per the first 9 units. 15 Minutes  
  5 CORRUPTION MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Corruption 60 Minutes + removal from positions (or disbarments) The act of a Government Official, Fiduciary Person (Lawyer), or Law Enforcement Officer who unlawfully and wrongfully uses their station or character to procure some benefit to themselves or for another person, contrary of duty and the rights of others, including Intelligence Leaks, Abuse of Power, Failure to act in Good Faith for the Office Held.   40 Minutes + Removal from position (or disbarment)  
  b Bribery 15 Minutes Persuading someone to commit an illegal act in exchange for a gift, money, service, or other item or accepting a gift, money, service, or other item, to influence the decision of any Government/Law Enforcement Official.   15 Minutes  
  c Embezzlement 30 minutes + return of stolen property Fraudulent conversion of another's property by a person who is in a position of trust, such as an employee or Government Official   15 Minutes  
  d Extortion 30 minutes + return of stolen property Unlawfully obtaining property (both tangible and intangible) that one is not entitled to at the time of threat, through the use of force or threats. In extortion the victim willingly hands over money, property, or other valuables to avoid future violence or damages.   15 Minutes  
  e Money Laundering 30 Minutes The process of taking the proceeds of criminal activity and making them appear legal.   15 Minutes  
  f Racketeering Additional 20 minutes per charge that falls under "Racketeering activities" + forfeiture of assets (if approved by Justice) A member of a recognized "Racket", found guilty of Racketeering charges can be punished by suffering extra time in prison, fines, and seizure of property, subject to the stipulations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of Paralake City. Only a judge can find someone guilty of Racketeering and a Justice authorize the seizure and/or freezing of assets. (a person who engages in dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.)   None  
  g Human Trafficking 50 Minutes Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person. This charge does not stack with kidnapping.   45 Minutes  
  6 VEHICULAR RELATED MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Grand Theft Auto 35 Minutes Operation of a motor vehicle without consent of the registered owner with the intent to permanently deprive them of the vehicle. Proof of permission can be shown from verification from the owner. Individuals must inform officer at the time of question that they have permission.   15 Minutes  
  b Felony Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle 45 Minutes Erratic or excessive speeding (60+ mp/h over the posted speed). Does not stack with Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle (Misdemeanor), Felony Evading Arrest, Misdemeanor Evading Arrest, or any other violation in relation to willingly fleeing from law enforcement by vehicle.   30 Minutes  
  c Felony Driving Under the Influence 30 Minutes Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of legal or illegal drugs or alcohol after having received two previous DUI convictions,   15 Minutes  
  d Felony Evading Arrest 30 Minutes While operating a motor vehicle, intentionally fleeing from a law enforcement officer attempting to arrest or detain them and being forcefully taken into police custody. Does not stack with misdemeanor evading arrest or fleeing and eluding.   15 Minutes  
  e Reckless Driving II 35 Minutes Erratic or excessive speeding (40+ MPH over the posted speed). Does stack with Felony Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Evading Arrest, Misdemeanor Evading Arrest, or any other violation in relation to willingly fleeing from law enforcement.   20 Minutes  
  7 MISC. FELONY MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a False Impersonation of a Lawyer or Government Official 20 Minutes Intentionally or negligently pretending to be a BAR certified Lawyer or Government Official (Including Law Enforcement Officers, Department of Justice personnel, etc.) acting under the authority of Santos, in order to demand or obtain any money, paper, document, or other item. Actions suggesting a violation of this law include operating a government issued vehicle or making assertions.   10 Minutes  
  b Burglary 20 Minutes Unlawfully entering into a dwelling or conveyance and committing a criminal act while on said property. (does not stack with Breaking and Entering)   10 Minutes  
  c Escaping Custody 30 Minutes + Original Offenses Fleeing the lawful custody of a law enforcement officer (Detainment, arrest, or confinement)   20 Minutes  
  d Obstruction of Justice 30 Minutes Unlawfully hindering the discovery, apprehension, conviction, defense, or punishment of anyone who has committed a crime or of evidence. Examples are, but not limited to: providing false information to peace officers while being detained/arrested, destroying or tampering evidence, or utilizing any violence or physical threat against a witness, law enforcement officer, or court official to prevent justice from being served. This charge is also applicable when a person baits or intentionally breaks the law to gain attention of a law enforcement officer. (Does not stack with Aiding and Abetting / Accessory)   15 Minutes  
  e Poaching 30 Minutes Illegal hunting, killing, or capturing of protected wildlife.   15 Minutes  
  f Perjury $5000 + 15 Minutes (+15 minutes per aggravated circumstances) Submitted a false statement while under oath or affirmation. Lying on any government application, or violation of any legally binding contract are also coverd under this charge. Aggravated circumstances: (i) Perjury occurred during a trial inside of either the courtroom, PD, PD parking lot, or TS3 15 Minutes  
  g Terroristic Threat 30 Minutes A threat of violence, harm, or destruction (General or specific) for a political aim.   15 Minutes  
  h Criminal Negligence 30 Minutes It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to act with the level of care in which a reasonable person would in the same circumstances that results in any sort of physical/property damage. a Judge shall decide whether, based on the circumstances and extent of damage caused, the charge be upgraded from a misdemeanor to felony.   15 Minutes  
  Class Misdemeanor Charges Maximum Sentence Definition      
  20 CONTRABAND MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Class 2 Drug Possession 25 Minutes Possession of 4 or less unit of a Class 2 Drug (If 5 or more units, look at Class 2 Drug Trafficking)   15 Minutes  
  b Class 2 Drug Paraphernalia 20 Minutes Possession of Class 2 Drug paraphernalia   $2,000 Ticket  
  c Class 1 Drug Possession 15 Minutes Possession of 8 or less units of a Class 1 Drug (Without MCP) [If 9 or more units, look at Class 1 Drug Trafficking]   $1,000 Ticket  
  d Class 1 Drug Paraphernalia 10 Minutes Possession of Class 1 Drug paraphernalia(Without MCP)   $500 Ticket  
  e Unlawful Consumption 15 Minutes Consumption of a Class 2 Drug, or consumption of a Class 1 Drug outside of an individual's residence or any other certified location.   $300 Ticket  
  f Possession of Gov. Contraband 20 Minutes Possession of Police or EMS equipment (Spike strips, or any other item available in a law enforcement locker which is not available to civilians)   $800 Ticket  
  g Possession of Lockpicks 10 Minutes Lockpicks are legal unless they are used for a crime this will stack with Grand Theft Auto and other intubated laws.      
  h Illegal Ammunition 5 Minutes Possession of a ammunition (any caliber) without a proper Firearms Permit   10 Minutes (for all magazines combined)  
  21 VEHICLE RELATED MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Driving Under the Influence / Driving While Intoxicated (DUI / DWI) 15 Minutes Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 BAC or while under the influence of legal or illegal drugs which impair the vehicle operator in such a way that it endangers the safety of others. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The individual has two prior convictions of this charge it is upgraded to Felony Driving Under the Influence. 10 Minutes  
  b Hit and Run 15 Minutes The act of causing (or contributing to) a traffic accident (Such as colliding with a person or fixture) and failing to stop and idenify oneseld afterwards or failing to resolve the accident with the police.   10 Minutes  
  c Obstructing Traffic 15 Minutes Intentionally or negligently creating an unsafe road condition or obstructing the driving enviroemnt of tohers. (Such as standing or placing objects in the roadway, parking your vehicle in such a way that it impedes the flow of traffic, etc.)   10 Minutes  
  d Evading Arrest 20 Minutes While on foot, intentionally fleeing from a person he knows is a law enforcement officer attempting lawfully to arrest or detain them. Does not stack with Felony Evading Arrest.   10 Minutes  
  e Reckless Driving 15 Minutes Erratic or excessive speeding (20+ MPH over the posted speed). Does not stack with Felony Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Evading Arrest, Misdemeanor Evading Arrest, or any other violation in relation to willingly fleeing from law enforcement.   10 Minutes  
  22 MISC. MISDEMEANOR MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Assault 10 Minutes (+10 minutes for aggravated circumstances) A threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause harm. In the case where a threat is made against a group, only one charge will be presented. This becomes a felony if both aggravating cricumstances are met. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official. (ii) Threatening with a dangerous weapon with an intent to cause serious harm. 5 Minutes  
  b Battery 20 Minutes (+10 minutes for aggravated circumstances) An intentional unpermitted act of causing harmful or offensive contact with another (including hitting a person or spitting on them). This becomes a felony if a single aggravating circumstance is met. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official. (ii) Threatening with a dangerous weapon with an intent to cause serious harm. 5 Minutes  
  c Contempt of Court 15 Minutes Belligerance, disobedience or disrespect towards a court of law and its officers in the form of behavior that opposes or defies authority, justice, and dignity of the court. A defendant may only be charged once for contempt. If the offender continues to create a disturbance that impedes the functionality of the court, they shall be deemed hostile, and their plea converted to No Contest. Lawyers may be disbarred if they commit this offence.   10 Minutes  
  d Resisting Arrest 15 Minutes The act of using force to prevent arrest (with or without a warrant), handcuffing and/or taking a person into police custody.   10 Minutes  
  e Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm 5 Minutes Discharging a firearm without a lawful reason. (Does not stack with murder, attempted murder, battery, or any other violent crime where the discharge of a firearm results in harming another individual)   $10,000 Ticket  
  f Trespassing on Restricted Government Soil 15 Minutes Unauthorized entry upon the soil of a restricted area (200M radius of the Department of Corrections Facilities, and within restricted soil of other city property lines (Sheriff's Office Stations, Court House, etc.). Where feasible, violators should be given a warning first. If they refuse to heed the warning then charges may be presented. However, if the violation is commiting another crime this charge is automatically applied. Punishments may be mitigated based on circumstances (such as running for safety from an armed individual).   5 Minutes  
  g Trespassing on Private Property 10 Minutes Unauthorized entry upon the soil of a private property. Where feasible, violators should be given a warning first. If they refuse to heed the warning then charges may be presented. However, if the violation is commiting another crime this charge is automatically applied. Punishments may be mitigated based on circumstances (such as running for safety from an armed individual).      
  h Breaking and Entering 10 Minutes Entering a residence or other enclosed property without authorization.   5 Minutes  
  i Prostitution 15 Minutes The act of offering one's self for hire to engage in sexual relations.   10 Minutes  
  j Stalking 10 Minutes The repeated following and harassing of another person with the intent to instill fear or injury.   5 Minutes  
  k Possession of Stolen Goods 15 Minutes Having bought, been given, or acquired stolen goods which one knows, or any reasonable person would have realize have been stolen, extorted, embezzled or unlawfully taken in any manner.   10 Minutes  
  l Failure to Pay Citations 15 Miuntes Failure to pay off citations past a 3 day margin.   If they have cash they can pay  
  m Failure to Identify Indefinite Detainment (+5 minutes for aggravated circumstances) Failure to identify one's self while being detained on reasonable suspicion. During traffic stops one is legally required to provide their name and license if they are the driver of the motor vehicle, failure to do so is an offence. If one lies about their true identity, than they are subject to facing jail time. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The individual lied about their identity    
  n False Report 10 Minutes Intentionally making a false statement to an on duty law enforcement officer or 911 dispatch message.   5 Minutes  
  o Aiding and Abetting / Accessory 50% of the prescribed time for the crime committed Anyone who with intent helps, allows or induces a crime to succeed by words or conduct can be convicted of the crime. It is not necessary for the abettor to be present at the scene of the crime.      
  p Conspiracy 15 Minutes An agreement between two or more persons to engage jointly in an unlawful criminal act, or an act that is innocent in itself but becomes unlawful when done by the combination of persons.   10 Minutes  
  q Violation of Probation 15 Minutes Violating the rules of one's probation. Added on top of the original charges. When accused of violation of probation, the burden of proof is on the accused.   10 Minutes  
  r Fleeing a Crime Scene 15 Minutes The act of fleeing the location where one has broken the law in order to avoid apprehension by law enforcement. It is an act that the offender(s) may or may not have planned in detail, resulting in a variety of outcomes. Does not stack with Hit and Run.   10 Minutes  
  s Criminal Mischief 15 Minutes A person commits the offense of criminal mischief if he or she willfully and maliciously injures or damages by any means any real or personal property belonging to another.   10 Minutes  
  t Solicitation 15 Minutes A crime, an inchoate offense that consists of a person offering money or inducing another to commit a crime with the specific intent that the person solicited commit the crime. (If the crime has already been committed it becomes Aiding & Abetting)   10 Minutes  
  u Disorderly Conduct 15 Minutes The willful violation of a lawful order from a law enforcement officer and the act of fighting or threatening to fight in public, causing exessivley loud noice, by shouting, playing loud music. The individual must be notified and told to stop prior to an officer proceeding to detain them.   10 Minutes  
  v Criminal Negligence 15 Minutes It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to act with the level of care in which a reasonable person would in the same circumstances that results in any sort of physical/property damage.   10 Minutes  
  w Unlawful Invasion of Privacy 5 Minutes Willingly over-hearing conference between a person who is in law enforcement custody, or another public agency's custody and such person's attorney without the consent or knowledge of all persons engaging in the conversation.   5 Minutes  
  x Inducing Panic 5 Minutes (+10 minutes for aggravated circumstances) Initiating or circulating a report or warning of of an alleged or impending fire, explosion, crime, or other catasrophe, knowing that such reports or warning is false. This must be a very clear attempt to induce panic. Aggravated circumstances: (i) If there is injury caused directly due to the panic.    
  y Misuse of Zipties 15 Minutes (+5 minutes per aggravated circumstances) The use of a ziptie to physically restrain someone without their explicit consent. Consent can only be proven if the said person was ziptied either proclaims that they gave consent, or through the form of video. In other words, without direct proof, it is assumed that the person whom was ziptied was done so illegally. Aggravated circumstances: (i) The victim was an on-duty LEO or a government official    
  z Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm 15 Minutes Discharging a firearm without a lawful reason. Cannot be charged on someone who was firing a weapon inside of the firing range. (Does not stack with murder, attempted murder, battery, or any other violent crime where the discharge of a firearm results in harming another individual   10 Minutes  
  30 MINOR MISDEMEANORS (INFRACTIONS) MAXIMUM SENTENCE Definition   AUTHORIZED PLEA DEALS  
  a Brandishing a Firearm $1,000 + Confiscation of Firearm Exhibition of a firearm outside of the shooting range or designated hunting ground while hunting. Individuals may brandish, exhibit, or carry their legal firearms within their own personal private property. This clause is not applicable to private property where business is conducted.      
  b Aggressive Driving $600 Swerving in lane, cutting corners, tailgaiting or endagering/impeding the safe flow of traffic. This can only be applied if the individual is repeatedly driving aggressively.      
  g Speeding (10-19 mp/h over) $150 Speeding 10+ mp/h over the speed limit      
  h Disturbing the Peace $425 Engaging in some form of disorderly conduct, such as fighting or threatening to fight in public, causing excessively loud noise, by shouting, playing music, or honking horns. The commands given by the LEO must be clear and reasonable, and such demands must be told to the individual which is disturbing the piece and given time to respond.      
  i Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle $500 Failing to yield to the right to an emergency vehicle with its lights and/or sirens activated. Definition provided below on the bottom of the page.      
  j Unlawful Solicitation $450 + Confiscation of Illegal Item (if present) Act of offering to sell, or attempting to purchase illegal goods or services.      
  k Larceny $2,500 + Return of Stolen Property The unauthorized taking and removal of personal property, not by force or intimidation, of another by an individual who intends to permanently deprive the owner of it (looting bodies, stealing from vehicles, etc.)      
  l Failure to Obey Traffic Laws $300 Failure to come to a complete stop at a posted Stop Sign or steady beam red light. Right turns are permitted at steady beam red lights as long as one fully stops and yields to those who have the right of way.      
  m Criminal Mischief $800 A person commits the offense of criminal mischief if he or she willfully and maliciously injures or damages by any means any real or personal property belonging to another.      
  n Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License $500 + Impound Driving any street vehicle without a proper license.      
  o Operation of a Non-Street Legal Vehicle $500 + Impound Operation of a non-street legal motor vehicle.      
  p Illegal Parking $300 + Impound Parking in a lane or on a sidewalk or any area deemed to be a hazard to include restricted zones. Proper parking is done by pulling your vehicle as close to the curbs edge as possible, if this does not leave adequate room for a vehicle to pass then it is appropriate to park your car approximately half way on the curb, half way in the roadway to allow vehicles to pass. You can be facing either direction of the road when parked.      
  q Illegal Underglow $300 Underglow or ground effects lighting refers to neon or LED aftermarket car customization in which lights are attached to the chassis, which resemble a emergancy vechiles color. This is limited to the colors of red, blue, and any shade which very closely resembles either (such as a slightly pink red as oppossed to a bright pink).      
  r Excessive Vehicle Noise $225 Honking of horns, blasting of music or revving engines which causes a public nuisance. Individuals should be given an opportunity to stop before being fined, and needs to be clearly told to do so. If the individual fails to stop, inform them clearly again and wait approximately ten more seconds.      
  s Driving without Proper Use of Headlights $100 Driving without the use of headlights from dusk until dawn. You must use either your brights, your running lights, or both.      
  t Illegal U-Turn $100 Making a "U-turn" within city limits rather than doing a "three point turn".      
  u Jaywalking $75 Failure to use a crosswalk when crossing the street within the city (when one is within a city blocks distance)      
  v Loitering $100 Remaining in any one public place without an apparent purpose while being given a lawful order to disperse by a law enforcement officer. The officer must give adequite time for the person to leave, and inform that they intent to charge with them loitering.      
  w Public Intoxication $150 Being visibly drunk or under the influence of drugs, while behaving boisterous, in a lewd manner, or excessively swearing in a public place.      
  x Failure to Yield $500 Failure to yield right-of-way at a posted yield sign, pedestrian crosswalk, or while making a right turn at a steady beam red light.      

Definitions and Clarification

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1 Speed Limits Within a city or on one lane roads: 25mp/h; Outside of city limits on two laned roads: 65mp/h;
2 Bail Civilians can bail others out by visiting the NPC inside of the Police Station. The NPC will tell you the amount for the person's bail.
3 Reasonable Suspicion (Justifies Detainment) A set of circumstances, which individually may seem innocent enough, that when put together leads a reasonable law enforcement officer to believe a person is or has committed a crime. An example of this would be law enforcement responding to a store robbery, however, when they arrive on scene the person who has robbed the store has fled but only one vehicle is spotted leaving the area which could lead one to believe that the vehicle leaving the area may have robbed the store.
4 Detainment Law enforcement officers do not need justification to stop someone in a public area and ask questions, the individuals who are stopped are entitled to refuse to answer questions and go about their business. However, if someone is detained on the basis of reasonable suspicion where a law enforcement officers reasonably believes the person has been in or is about to be engaged in criminal activity they may detain said person and question them for a up to thirty minutes. A person does not necessarily need to be placed in handcuffs in order to be detained.
5 What constitutes a "crime" A crime is any action or omission that constitutes a misdemeanor or felony found on this criminal code. An infraction/ticket is listed as a minor misdemeanor and is not classified as a crime.
6 Probable Cause (Justifies arrest/Search) Probable cause is a reasonable belief, based on facts which can be articulated, that a particular person has probably committed a crime, especially to justify making a search or pressing charges. Police do not need probable cause to search or seize contraband which is in plain sight, in emergency situations which threaten public safety or the loss of evidence, or when the person gives consent to be searched. Evidence acquired through arrests and/or searches not made with probable cause are inadmissible in a court of law. Probable cause must be established before the arrest or search. Evidence gathered from such arrests/searches does not justify the arrest/search and civil action may be taken against officers that do not respect the rights of the alleged.
7 Arrested (Formally being charged) Taking a suspect into custody and formally presenting charges against them is referred to as an arrest. When someone is placed under arrest several of their rights are lost, however their rights which are covered in the Miranda Rights shall not be infringed. An arrested suspect is subject to full searches, can be held in police custody for an unlimited period of time and can no longer walk freely. Using force of this magnitude requires justification and as such there are three reasons a person can be arrested: (i) A warrant is issued for their arrest. (ii) An officer has probable cause to arrest them. (iii) A law enforcement officer witnesses them commit a crime (which is still considered probable cause)
8 Searches People have a right to privacy and as such any search conducted by a law enforcement officer must be justified for it to be lawful. An officer cannot search a person's belongings where they would have a reasonable expectation of privacy unless they have probable cause or a search warrant. This includes garages, houses and vehicles. Probable cause to search exists when facts and circumstances known to the law enforcement officer provide the basis for a reasonable person to believe that a crime was commited at the place to be searched, or that evidence of a crime exists at that location. However, law enforcement officers do not need probable cause to search when they have received consent from the person; when they conduct certain searches connected to a lawful arrest; or in emergency sitautions which threaten public safety or the loss of evidence. police also do not need probable cause to search and seize contraband which is in plain sight. Without probable cause, an officer may still conduct a limited search (frisk/patdown) if they have reasonable suspicion. Exceptions to search limitations can be made when entering restricted facilities (Sheriff's Office Station, Department of Corrections, Courthouse, etc.)
9 Clothing and Reasonable Suspicion Any civilians wearing masks or concealing their identity in a public area within city limits is reasonable suspicion for a limited search (frisk/patdown).
10 Identification You are legally required to identify yourself if being detained on resonable suspicion that you committed, are committing, or are about to commit an offence. In addition in a traffic stop you are legally required to provide your name and license if you are the driver of a motor vehicle, regardless if an offence is committed or not.
11 Double Jeopardy A person cannot be criminally tried twice for the same offense. An individual may still be prosecuted for more than one offense stemming from a single course of conduct, but only when each offense requires proof of a fact that the other offenses do not require. The Prosecution has the burden of demonstrating that within a pair or group of offenses, each has at least one mutually exclusive element, as they are delineated by statue.
12 False Arrest A suspect placed under arrest must be accompanied by their arresting officer or officers. If they are left completely alone (or AFK officer) for more than ten minutes, it is a false arrest and the suspect is free to go. If arrested as part of a larger operation, or there are multiple officers or suspects involved, as long as an officer is present and not left alone for more than ten minutes this rule is satisfied.
13 Miranda rights Failure to read an arrested suspect their Miranda Rights does not mean that the suspect is to be automatically released. It simply means that anything that they said prior to being read their rights (such as an admission of guilty) cannot be used against them. It's a constitutional safeguard to protect suspects from self-incriminating statements. Other evidence is still valid.
14 Right to Representation A law enforcement officer must attempt, in good faith, to contact a bar certified lawyer if one is requested (for no less than five minutes) regardless if a person is arrested or not. If a BAR certified individual responds to the officer within the initial five minutes, an additional five minutes is added onto the timer to allow for them to arrive at the PD. Defendants may self represent if they so choose. Officers should not in any way inhibit representation, nor be suggestive that a suspect doesn't need representation. One should never be given more time simply for requesting representation, or less time for not requesting it. Civil action may be taken against an Officer/Prosecutor that does.
15 Arresting Officer The officer who; witnessed the events, had the probable cause and effected the arrest. If no prosecutor is available, the arresting officer may be the one who presents the charges against the accused. (The arresting officer may transfer custody to their patrol partner during an emergency, if he was present during the arrest.)
16 Plea Bargain (Optional) An agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor (or LEO) and defendant (with a lawyer) whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty to certain charges in return for some concession from the prosecutor/LEO. In a plea bargain; charges may be dropped, charges may be reduced to lesser charges, and time may be reduced. The arresting offical can choose to not offer a plea deal, but cannot revoke their plea offer after the defendant accepts it. Charges can also not be added once the defendant accepts the plea deal.
17 Convicted Felon A convicted felon is anyone who has been charged and found guilty of a felony within the past three days.
18 Maximum Punishment The extreme high limit of time a defendant can spend in jail for a crime. The time may be reduced at the Judge's, Prosecutor's or the Arresting Officer's discretion as applicable.
19 Matrix (Server) Reset Reboot of the Matrix doesn't exhonerate or reset any active scenario between government officials and citizens who have been placed under arrest. They are to return to the Sheriff's Office or Department of Corrections.
20 Statute of Limitations The Statute of Limitations is thirty days from the last crime being charged in order to obtain a warrant. A warrant must be approved by a Judge or Justice in order for it to be valid and lasts an indefinite amount of time once it is approved.
21 Forfeiture of Assets An available punishment enacted by a judge resulting in the loss of homes, vehicles and bank accounts.
22 Drug Paraphernalia Seeds of Cannabis or Coca Plant
23 Class 1 Drug Cannabis Plant, Marijuana
24 Class 2 Drug Meth, coca plant, cocaine
25 Class 1 Firearm Any semi automatic pistol, revolver
26 Class 2 Firearm Any long rifle or long gun, sub machine gun, fully automatic capable weapon
27 Expungement All convictions have a chance to be appealed in the Court of Appeals (Appellate Court). If an appeal is successful, an Appellant may have a charge or charges expunged from their criminal record. Expungements may also be awarded to individuals who have shown a proven pattern of reform and are granted on a case by case basis.
28 Wanted List All warrants on the wanted list are chargeable and arrestable offences. Therefore, if you are on the wanted list for "vehicular manslaughter" and are caught for speeding, the police can place you under arrest for the charge listed on the wanted list.
29 Lawful Order Law enforcement may direct civilian actions within the confines of a situation where they have asserted control as long as they do not violate the civil right of the subject. Civilians who willfully resist, or delay compliance to are in violation.
30 Protected Speech A person's words alone will rarely, if ever, rise to the level of Disobeying a Lawful Order of Police. Rather the words must be usually be accompanied by obstructive physical conduct to support a conviction of Disobeying a Lawful Order of Police.
31 Impound / Inventory Vehicles Any vehicle that is materially or criminally involved in a crime or police incident that meets the criteria of being impounded per the criminal code shall first be inventoried. All of the contents of the vehicle shall be logged with a photo. This will protect the department from accusations of theft. Any legal cargo lost as the result of tha lawful arrest, seizure, or impounding of the vehicle, shall be lost, and not reimbursed by the department. If a vehicle is impounded without cause, or found later that an impound was not warranted, the owner shall be reimbursed for the legal cargo that was logged. Any contraband discovered will be seized and the items to be charged at the officer's discretion.
32 Exigent Circumstances An emergency situation requiring swift action to prevent imminent danger to life or serious damage to property, or to forestall the imminent escape of a suspect, or destruction of evidence. These circumstances should be seen as only viable in extraordinary situations and not to be used in everyday investigaitons. If a Judge or Justice is available this cannot be used to circumnavigate the warrant application process. Abuse of this will not be tolerated.
33 Intelligence Leaks Leaking of sensitive information (warrants, operation intel) that obstructs justice. Those who report intelligence leaks may be entitled to receive a reward based upon the information provided.
34 Fleeing Felon A law enforcement officer making an arrest, is justified in the use of any force when the officer reasonably believes that the fleeing felon poses a threat of death or serious physical harm to the officer or others or when the officer reasonably believes that the fleeing felon has committed a crime involving the infliction of serious harm to another person. If the felon is currently incarcerated in a correctional facility and they pose a threat of death or serious physical harm to the officer or others or if the felon attempts to escape custody any use of force, including deadly force, may be utilized to neutralize the situation. However, All Attempts must be made to Use Non Lethal Force and Lethal Force Must Be Justified
35 Failure to Pay a Ticket An Individual will be given 3 days to pay a ticket when one is presented to them. Failure to pay the citiationafter the three days will result in the person who is being issued the citation to be placed under arrest and sentenced for the crime which they were origionally recieving the citation for. Time = One Minute per $100
36 Refusal of Plea Deals / Inability to Pay Bond If an individual is not willing to accept a plea deal after multiple attempts or is unable to go out of bond due to not being able to pay it themselves or by a third party or other circumstance they are to be sentenced. If they feel that the charges are unjust then they may appeal later on.
37 Licensure Standards Driver License: Any legal resident of Paralake County is ligible to recieve a drivers license at the designated NPC shop.
38 Lawyer A BAR certified individual who may become involved with court cases in Santos County. If the individual is not officially BAR certified, they can be charged with imersonating a government official.
39 Yield / Yielding Drivers MUST yield to emergency vehicles which are using their lights, sirens, or bullhorns. Yielding to these vehicles means safely pulling over on the side of the road, allowing for the government vehicle to safely travel down the street. Pedestrians are also expected to yield to emergency vehicles, and if they are seen stopping in a crosswalk while an emergency vehicle is incoming, they are held to the same standards.
40 Conspiracy A criminal conspiracy exists when two or more people agree to commit almost any unlawful act, then take some action toward its completion. The action taken need not itself be a crime, but it must indicate that those involved in the conspiracy knew of the plan and intended to break the law. One person may be charged with and convicted of both conspiracy and the underlying crime based on the same circumstances.
41 Advertisements An in-character message sent over chat, where all events said in the message are considered in-character. You cannot use the name of the person who said the message for anything, as that is out of character.
42 Firing Range The firing range located inside the 121 Parker warehouse off of Grant Avenue. Individuals inside the firing range should not be charged with weapon discharge while inside of the building. If someone is in close proximity to the door and firing a weapon in the direction outside (baiting), they can be charged even if they are inside. LEOs are allowed to be inside the firing range, and will detain individuals with Class II weapons. Officers should not ask individuals for their ID inside of the firing range.

 

Basic Q&A

 

What is this document?

This document contains all of the rules and regulations present on the SantosRP server. All changes made to this document will be listed below in the comments. It is your responsibility as a civilian to stay up-to-date with the current laws and times.

 

How do I read this document?

We have listed the charges below with the identification number, charge, maximum time, definition, aggravating circumstance, and authorized plea deals. Each of these will be explained below.

 

What are the identification numbers?

Each unique crime has its own ID number on the far left side of the table. The number can be identified by the number on the gray row, with the red letter added next to it. For example, "First Degree Murder" has the identification number "1a".

 

Where are the criminal charges listed?

Each charge is listed under the appropriate category, and can be found around charges of similar nature. For example, first degree murder can be found in the same category as attempted murder.

 

What are aggravating circumstances, and how do I apply them?

In the "maximum sentence" category for each crime, there may or may not be an aggravated circumstance number in parenthesis. If there is, read the "aggravating circumstance" category and read when the additional time can be added onto the charge.

 

What is the longest that I can go to jail for?

The longest you can possibly go to jail for is 2 hours (120 minutes).

 

Are these laws listed anywhere else?

The only laws you should abide by are the ones listed below in this post. Do not follow any other document.

 

I am trying to view this on my phone, and it is hard to read.

Rotate your phone to landscape, and it should be easier to read.

 

What should I do if I’m put in longer than the listed times?

Check to see if it was a mistake, then decide if you want to submit a report to Internal Affairs in the Police Department with evidence. This is not a staff issue unless the officer is clearly abusing the job!

 

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Updated 8/19

 

Added Felony Conspiracy To Commit Murder - Conspiring with atleast 2 people to murder another person

Changed Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm - Dropped from Felony to Misdemeanor.

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Updated 8/26

 

Changed Possession of a Class 1 Firearm Plea Deal time to 20 minutes from 35 minutes *

Changed Possession of a Class 2 Firearm Plea Deal time to 10 minutes from 25 minutes *

Changed Felony Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle to 45 minutes from 30 minutes & authorized plea time to 30 minutes from 15 minutes **

 

Reason:

 

* Authorized Plea Deal times were higher than base charge.

Therefore if someone plead guilty, they would get more time than pleaing not guilty.

 

** Felony Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle had a lower base charge than Reckless Driving II, upgraded authorized time to reflect change in base charge.

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Updated 10/6

Added Terrorism under Violent Crimes

Definition: Mass violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that include but not limited to: to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, mass murder, or kidnapping; and to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or using explosives in the city.

Sentencing: 75 minutes (+25 minutes per aggravated circumstances)

 

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