Crimes Described

These pages contain information about commonly charged California crimes. As with all of our pages, it is a work in progress. Read our disclaimer before using any information on this or any other page.

 

Statute Common Name Short Description Punishment
Health & Safety Code §11364 Possession of Paraphernalia Possession of an Item Primarily Used for Ingestion of Controlled Substances One year.
Health & Safety Code §11377 Possession of Controlled Substance Possession of a Controlled Substance One year.
Health & Safety Code §11378 Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale Possession of a Controlled Substance With the Intent to Sell it to Another Person 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years
Health & Safety Code §11379 Transportation of Controlled Substance Movement of a Controlled Substance With the Intent to Furnish it to Another Person 2, 3, or 4 years.
Penal Code §148(a) Obstruct Peace Officer Delay a Peace Officer or Emergency Worker One year.
Penal Code §211 Robbery, First Degree Theft committed using force, fear, or intimidation. 3, 4, or 6 years
Penal Code §225 Assault With a Deadly Weapon Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §245 Assault with Great Bodily Injury Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §273A Willful Cruelty to a Child Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §273.5 Corporal Injury on Spouse Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §459.5 Shoplifting Entry into a business during regular business hours with the intent to steal. One year
Penal Code §460 Burglary, First Degree Entry into a home with the intent to commit a crime. 2, 4, or 6 years
Penal Code §487 Grand Theft Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §496 Receiving Stolen Property Knowingly receiving stolen property with the intent to withhold it from the owner. One year, 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years
Penal Code §496D Possession of Stolen Vehicle Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §594 Vandalism of $400 or More Coming soon. Coming soon.
Penal Code §647(a)&(b) Disorderly Conduct – Solicit Prostitution Coming soon. One year.
Penal Code §647(c) Disorderly Conduct – Begging Coming soon. One year.
Penal Code §647(d) Disorderly Conduct – Loitering by Toilet Coming soon. One year.
Penal Code §647(e) Disorderly Conduct – Trespass Coming soon. One year.
Penal Code §647(f) Disorderly Conduct – Drunk in Public Coming soon. One year.
Penal Code §647(h) Disorderly Conduct – Loitering Coming soon. One year.
Penal Code §647(i) & (j) Disorderly Conduct – Peeping Coming soon. One year.
Vehicle Code §10851 Take Vehicle Without Owner Consent Coming soon. Coming soon.
Vehicle Code §12500 Driving Without a License Coming soon. One year.
Vehicle Code §23152 Driving Under the Influence Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol One year
Vehicle Code §23153 Driving Under the Influence Causing Injury Causing great bodily injury while driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol One year, 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years

 

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