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Los Santos Law Book

Post by Zhale on Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:58 am

Criminal Law
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Criminal Law covers general offences, including crimes against the person, property, cheating, political & governmental laws.

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1. It is an offence to apply force or cause physical harm against another person (or with intent):
1-1. Assault: Show intent or attempting to create offensive contact with a person (doesn't involve physical contact)
1-2. Battery: Causing harmful or some form of offensive contact, which would be certain to occur, or has occurred.
1-3. Aggravated Assault: Stronger form of Assault (see 1-1.) however also includes the following situations:
• Using a deadly weapon to cause serious injury
• Committing acts of GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm) inc. rape, or kidnapping.
• Performing sexual acts or having sexual relations with someone under the age of consent.

1-4. Vehicular Assault: Causing harm against someone with the reckless use of a motor vehicle.
1-5. Actual Bodily Harm (ABH): Causing injury to another, such as bruising, causing a black eye, broken teeth etc.
1-6. Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH): Causing significant injury to another, which would result in long treatment or a level of incapacity (broken limbs etc).
1-7. Torture: Intentionally causing severe physical or psychological pain or injury to someone who is being restrained physically, or someone who is not in a position to defend against the actions being forced upon them.

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2. It is an offence to take the life of another person:
2-1. First-degree Murder: Intentionally taking the life of another, which is premeditated.
2-2. Second-degree Murder: Intentionally taking the life of another, however which is not planned prior.
2-3. Murder of a Government Employee/Official: Intentionally taking the life of government employee or official, in any capacity.
2-4. Attempted Murder: Intentionally attempting to take the life of another, in any capacity.
2-5. Attempted Murder of a Government Employee/Official: Intentionally attempting to take the life of a government employee or official, in any capacity.
2-6. Manslaughter: Not intentionally taking the life of another, however killing them via acts of negligence without intent. (E.G drink-driving related death).

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3. It is an offence to take/enter someone else's property without permission or consent:
3-1. Robbery: Forcefully, or threatening to forcefully take/attempt to take property of another against their will, in a violent manner.
3-2. Burglary: Entering a property such as a house or building with the intent or purpose to commit an offence.
3-3. Embezzlement: Dishonestly, and purposefully withholding an asset with the intent to use for their own usage. The asset will have been entrusted by the true owner of the asset.
3-4. Fraud: Intentionally using false information, or using deception to secure personal gain in an unfair or unlawful manner. This also includes creating falsified evidence in the court of law.
3-5. Counterfeiting: Creating false money, or goods in order to deceive another person, or for personal gain.
3-6. Grand Theft Auto: Attempting to, or successfully stealing a vehicle.
3-7. Bank Robbery: Theft of money, or bullion from a bank, for any sum of money.
3-8. Extortion: Obtaining a service, money or asset by forcing someone physically, or threatening them to do so, against their will.

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4. It is an offence to forcefully take, or hold someone against their will:
4-1. Kidnapping: Forcefully transporting or moving a person away against their will.
4-2. False Imprisonment: Holding or restraining a person in a restricted area against their consent, or without any justification.

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5. It is an offence to commit criminal offences which show disloyalty to the government:
5-1. Treason: This includes participating in war against your native country, attempting to overthrow the government, spying on the government or relative agencies, or attempting to kill the head of state.
5-2. Espionage: Obtaining secret, confidential or restricted data without the rights to access.

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6. It is an offence to obstruct the course of justice; it is also an offence to conspire, or intend to do so. This includes:


• Creating, manipulating or disposing of any evidence.
• Intimidating a witness, a member of the jury or a judge.

6-1. Aiding and Abetting: Assisting in commissioning and the committing of any criminal offence, including hiding a fugitive or assisting in escape or hiding.

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7. It is an offence to breach or break from prison, to allow or assist someone to do so, or escape from being detained.

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8. It is an offence to commit crimes relating to obscenity, indecent exposure, illicit sexual acts or sex with a minor.
8-1. Rape: Forcefully performing a sexual act, or having sexual intercourse against the other persons will.
8-2. Under-aged Sex: Performing a sexual act or having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of sixteen.
8-3. Public Indecency: Displaying genitalia in an inappropriate place, or fashion.
8-4. Bestiality: Performing a sexual act or having sexual intercourse with an animal.
8-5. Prostitution: Performing a sexual act or having sexual intercourse in exchange for money or goods. This also includes exchanging money or goods in return for a sexual act or sexual intercourse.

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9. It is an offence to commit acts of terrorism, such as causing mass panic or injury/death.

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10. It is an offence to enter the country (or assist in doing so) by bypassing border controls, and without consent from a border official.

Public Conduct Act 2014
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1. It is an offence to disturb public peace or cause unnecessary disturbances or actions. This act provides the foundations for a respectful and mature community.

1-1. Rioting: A riot is defined as 8 or more persons who are using, or threatening to use violence for a mutual purpose between them. Their conduct would be of such
that it would cause people to fear for their personal safety. Each person involved would be charged with rioting. Rioting can occur on public or private property.

1-2. Violent Disorder: The same as above, however for groups of people between 3 and 7.

1-3. Affray: Fighting 1 or more other persons in a public area with intent to cause terror to bystanders.

2. It is an offence to provoke, create fear, or harass another person by threatening, abusive behaviour or insulting words.
2-1. Unlawful Provocation: Threatening, using offensive or insulting language, or abusive behaviour towards another person. Using signs or written displays to do the same.

2-2. Harassment or causing undue-distress: Same as above, however on a constant basis. Occurring on two or more occasions.

3. It is an offence to disturb the peace, and cause or provoke violence, rioting, cause unrest or a threatening atmosphere in a public or private place.
3-1. Disturbing the Peace: Causing unnecessary stress or tension, using humiliating, abusive or threatening behaviour, to other people in a public or private place.

4. It is an offence to cause damage to, or to access restricted or private property without prior consent or justification:
4-1. Trespassing (Class 1): Trespassing government property/assets or a crime-scene.
4-2. Trespassing (Class 2): Trespassing any other private or restricted property/assets.
4-3. Criminal Damage (Class 1): Damaging government property/assets.
4-4. Criminal Damage (Class 2): Damaging any other private or restricted property/assets.

5. It is an offence to fail to comply with law-enforcement or government agencies:
5-1: Resisting Arrest: Causing an obstruction, or using physical force to prevent yourself from being detained.
5-2: Fleeing (Foot): Attempting to escape on foot, from law enforcement when they are exhibiting signs for you to stop and surrender.
5-3: Fleeing (Vehicle): Attempting to escape in a vehicle, from law enforcement when they are exhibiting signs for you to stop and surrender.
5-4: Failure to Comply: Failing to meet the commands or orders from law enforcement.
5-5: Failure to Provide Identification: Failing to present valid legal documentation when requested. (All ID is checked with specialist equipment for validity).

6. It is an offence to make hoax emergency phone calls, or call the emergency services to a hoax scene.
6-1. Hoax Calling: Using the 911 line to deceive the emergency services, or to leave illegitimate messages.
6-2. Wasting Government Resources: Calling emergency services to a hoax scene or situation in which the emergency services are not required.

7. It is an offence to act disorderly under the influence of drink, in a public place.

8. It is an offence to impersonate a government employee or government official.

9. It is an offence to attempt to, or to bribe a government employee or government official in return for information, reduced imprisonment or to be relieved of criminal charges.

10. It is an offence to commit to cause harm, injury, death, or torture to a domestic animal.

11. It is unlawful to sell or give alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.

12. It is unlawful to sell alcohol unless you are a registered business, with the relevant licensing.

Narcotics, Illicit Weapons & Firearms Act 2014
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Definition: Firearm - A device used to fire projectiles at force. Often penetrative, however not limited to baton-round shotguns, or tasers.

Definition: Offensive Weapon - Any item, such as a bat or tool that maybe used, or there is probable cause to say that it maybe used as a weapon and not for it's primary use. For example, carrying a
knife to a bar or restaurant, would be considered offensive, and deemed as illegal. However, being in possession of a knife in a kitchen or place of work which requires such use, would be deemed legitimate.

Current Illegal Narcotics:
These are the current illegal narcotics & substances, each listed also includes ANY and ALL variations of the narcotic/substance.
• Heroine
• Marijuana
• [Crack] Cocaine
• Methamphetamine
• LSD
• Ecstasy
• Morphine (Unless prescribed)
• Animal Tranquilizers

1. It is an offence to be in possession of a firearm of any capacity, or offensive weapon unless the person is a member of a law enforcement agency, on duty and under authorization of his/her superior:
1-1. Possession (Class A): Possession of a heavy weapon. This includes machine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, automatic shotguns or sawn-off shotguns, rifles, sub-machine guns and propelled rockets.
1-1-1. Possession with Intent (Class A): As above, however the suspect will be supplying/selling or intending to supply/sell.
1-2. Possession (Class B): Possession of a weapon. This includes pistols, pump-action shotguns and tasers. This also covers illicit physical weapons.
1-2-1. Possession with Intent (Class B): As above, however the suspect will be supplying/selling or intending to supply/sell.
1-3. Possession (Class C): Possession of an offensive weapon. This includes a physical item or tool, or blade.
1-3-1. Possession with Intent (Class C): As above, however the suspect will be supplying/selling or intending to supply/sell.

2. It is an offence to display or show a firearm of any capacity or offensive weapon. This also includes possession:
2-1. Brandishing (Class A): Brandishing of a heavy weapon. This includes machine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, automatic shotguns or sawn-off shotguns, rifles, sub-machine guns and propelled rockets.
2-2. Brandishing (Class B): Brandishing of a weapon. This includes pistols, pump-action shotguns and tasers. This also covers illicit physical weapons.
2-3. Brandishing (Class C): Brandishing of an offensive weapon. This includes physical item or tool, or blade.

3. It is an offence to use a firearm of any capacity, or offensive weapon. This also includes possession and brandishing:
3-1. Usage (Class A): Possession of a heavy weapon. This includes machine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, automatic shotguns or sawn-off shotguns, rifles, sub-machine guns and propelled rockets.
3-2. Usage (Class B): Possession of a weapon. This includes pistols, pump-action shotguns and tasers. This also covers illicit physical weapons.
3-3. Usage (Class C): Possession of an offensive weapon. This includes a physical item or tool, or blade.

4. It is an offence to be in possession of an illegal narcotic/substance:
4-1. Possession (Narcotic): Possession of any amount of illegal substance or narcotics.
4-2. Possession with Intent (Narcotic): As above, however the suspect will be supplying/selling or intending to supply/sell.

5. It is an offence to use a firearm or offensive weapon in order to assist in a committing a crime.
5-1. Armed Robbery: As Robbery, however with the use of a firearm or an offensive weapon to assist.
5-2. Armed Assault: As Assault, however with the use of a firearm or an offensive weapon to assist.

6. It is an offence to purchase a firearm, offensive weapon or narcotic/illegal substance.

7. It is an offence to smuggle/traffic a firearm, offensive weapon or narcotic/illegal substance.

Human & Civilian Rights Act 2014
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1. It is an offence to deny someone their human rights, as defined below, in section 2.

2. It is an offence to take a picture of someone in a public place, unless they have explicitly informed you that you have consent to do so.

3. It is an offence to take a picture of someone in a private place, unless they have explicitly informed you that you have consent to do so.

4. Everyone is entitled to their basic human rights, and those rights outlined as of the United Nations Charter, and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

• Entitlement to life & respect.
• Entitlement to privacy.
• Entitlement to security.
• Entitlement to sufficient food and water.
• Entitlement to amenities, including sanitation and sewerage.
• Entitlement to employment.
• Entitlement to solutions for economic, social or health issues.
• Entitlement to freedom of speech.
• Entitlement to freedom of choice.

5. Individuals being arrested or detained must have their Miranda rights read to them once first detained.

6. Individuals being arrested are entitled to a single phone-call, for a maximum of 5 (FIVE) minutes, under supervision of enforcement officer
or prison guard. Further phone-calls are at the discretion of the enforcement officer or prison guard, and may be granted for good behaviour.
7. Suspects are entitled to a qualified lawyer, who possesses the valid documentation to show for this. If the suspect is unable to provide one, they are entitled to a state attorney.

8. Prisoners are entitled all basic amenities at all times, including in their cell.


• A bed, including bedding.
• 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Access to fresh water at all times.
• A functional toilet.
• Free-time, in the yard, as-well as access to fitness equipment. They are entitled to at least 60 (SIXTY) minutes per day. Further time is at the discretion of the prison guard, further time may be granted for good behaviour.
This is at discretion for extreme crimes, or prisoners in solitary confinement or isolation.
• Visitation, for at least 30 (THIRTY) minutes per week. Further time is at the discretion of the prison guard, further time may be granted for good behaviour.
This is at discretion for extreme crimes, or prisoners in solitary confinement or isolation.

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Traffic Offences Act 2014
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1. It is an offence to breach the following speed limitations:

• 100 miles per hour on a highway.
• 70 miles per hour on a country road (outside of city borders).
• 60 miles per hour on a dual-lane main road.
• 50 miles per hour on a single-lane main road.
• 40 miles per hour on a non-main small road.

1-1. Speeding: Breaching the above speed limits.
1-2. Excessive Speeding: Breaching the above speed limits by more than 20 miles per hour.

2. It is an offence to operate a damaged or non-functional vehicle. This includes:

• non-functional lighting (headlamps, brake-lights, indicators, fog-lamps).
• un-secure bodywork.
• damaged or destroyed tyres.
• damaged or destroyed glass windows.
• defective brakes.
• defective exhaust.



3. It is an offence to operate a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt or safety harness. You must where a helmet when operating a motorbike at all times.

4. It is an offence to flee from the scene of an accident.

5. It is an offence to operate a vehicle whilst unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

6. It is an offence to own a vehicle without a license plate. The license plate must be clearly visible and all times.

7. It is an offence to drive a vehicle without possessing the relevant, valid license.

8. It is an offence to use a vehicle on the incorrect side of the road. You must drive on the right-hand side of the road all times.

9. It is an offence to operate the following modifications whilst a vehicle is on the road, or if the vehicle moving:

• nitros oxide.
• hydraulics.
• neon.
• flashing lights.


10. It is an offence to fit sirens or emergency strobe lights to a vehicle unless the vehicle is a government vehicle.

11. It is an offence to disobey traffic signs, or to not give way to other road users where required.

12. It is an offence to park a vehicle fully on a side-walk, or in a place that causes an obstruction or compromise safety.

13. It is an offence to drive in a destructive or reckless manner. You must drive safely and in a way which will not cause harm to others.
13-1. Dangerous Driving: Driving in a way that threatens that may cause death or injury to others.
13-2. Death by Dangerous Driving: Causing death by driving as above.
13-3. Reckless Driving: Driving without due consideration for pedestrians or other road users.
13-4. Aggravated Driving: Driving whilst enraged or whilst under emotional pressure or stress.

14. It is an offence to use or operate electronic devices whilst using a vehicle. This includes PDA's, phones, and computers.

15. You must give priority to a vehicle that has already entered a roundabout.

16. You must always comply with the authorities, and any signals or instructions from a law enforcement officer.

17. It is an offence to use a bicycle on a highway.

18. You must give way to oncoming traffic if your side of the road is obstructed.

19. You must overtake a vehicle on the left-hand side of the vehicle at all 20. It is an offence to operate a vehicle without headlights switched on between 18:00 and 05:00, or during poor weather, such as rain, snow, fog, hail or sandstorms. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

times,you may never overtake a vehicle on the right-hand side.



Aircraft Operations Act 2014
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1. It is an offence to operate an aircraft without prior training or licensing.

2. It is an offence to ignore instructions from the authorities or air-traffic operators.

3. It is an offence to depart or land, or enter restricted airspace without authorization from an air-traffic operator.

4. It is an offence to operate aircraft below 1500ft within the Los Santos Airspace Zone without prior air-traffic control permission.

5. It is an offence to land an aircraft in a non-predefined or non-licensed (or suspended license) location or on a road, without authorisation from an air-traffic operator or the authorities, unless there is an emergency.

6. It is an offence to operate an unlicensed (or suspended license) aircraft.

Media & Communications Act 2014
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1. It is an offence to use any form of broadcasting, or radio frequency/channel to incite violence.

2. It is an offence to use any form of broadcasting, or radio frequency/channel to co-ordinate crimes, or subversive activities.

3. It is an offence to use the internet, or social media to incite violence.

4. It is an offence to use the internet, or social media to co-ordinate crimes, or subversive activities.

5. It is an offence to use broadcasting, the internet, or social media to release confidential information.

6. It is unlawful for news agencies to interfere with the authorities, or in a crime-scene.

7. It is unlawful for news agencies to enter a restricted area, such as a crime-scene without permission from the authorities.

8. It is unlawful for news agencies to broadcast offensive or pornographic material.


Gambling Regulations Act 2014
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1. It is unlawful to offer gambling services or games in a non-licensed (or suspended license) business.

2. It is unlawful to gamble outside of a licensed business.

3. It is unlawful to gamble with more than 6 (six) people per game.

4. It is unlawful to gamble more than $200,000 SA (two-hundred thousand San Andreas dollars).

5. It is unlawful to gamble property (business, business assets, housing, vehicles) in a game.

6. It is unlawful to cheat within a game.

7. It is unlawful to deal within a game, unless you are an official dealer.

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