LSPD Penal Code

Part 1 - Traffic Violations

 

OFFENSE DEFINITION IMPOUND
Unroadworthy Vehicle Vehicle is lacking headlights, taillights, windshields, has extensive damage, etc. As long as the vehicle is registered and considered a road vehicle, it’s legal to drive/ride. This pertains to street bikes that don’t have license plates only.
Headlights Required Failure to use headlights after dark or in poorly lit areas (parking garages, tunnels, etc)
Excessive Vehicle Noise Excessive honking of your horn when not an emergency.
Failure to Maintain Control (Vehicle) Driver gets heavy on accelerator spinning tires and losing control of vehicle (Spins out, drifts)
Disobedience to Lane Driver fails to stay within the boundaries of their assigned lane (example, weaving).
Illegal/Improper U-Turn Driver makes a 180 degree u-turn in traffic not in a designated or proper place to do so.
Failure to Yield Right of Way to Traffic At an intersection, alley, or driveway, the driver turns in front of another driver when unsafe to do so where the other driver had the right of way to continue forward.
Failure to Stop (Stop Sign) Fails to stop before the traffic line or stop sign placement and come to a complete stop.
Failure to Stop (Red Light) Fails to stop before the traffic line and come to a complete stop.
Exhibition of Speed Reving engine to race, squealing tires, etc.
Improper or Excessive Lane Changing Makes multiple quick or unsafe lane changes, or changes lane not in a designated turn lane.
Following Too Closely Operates their vehicle too close behind another driver which creates a substantial risk of an accident. Rear ending a vehicle is defined as following too closely.
Wrong Way on One Way Driver drives against the flow of traffic on a public roadway, or turns down the wrong way on a one way street.
Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle Upon activation of audio/visual equipment on an emergency vehicle, the driver fails to pull to the side of the road and make way for the vehicle or stop for Police contact.
Speed Contest (Drag Racing) Accelerating at a high rate of speed, driving parallel to another driver in an attempt to race the other person.
Reckless Driving Intending to driver in a manner in which dangers the lives of of those on roadway, or risks substantial physical damage to property.
Hit and Run The driver of a motor vehicle is involved in a vehicular accident and fails to remain at the scene or notify Police.
Felony Eluding After being alerted by audio and/or visual signals from an emergency vehicle, the driver flees in a reckless manner from the attempted contact by extinguishing lights, leaving the roadway, failing to stop for red lights, etc.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) / Drugs (DUID) After being stopped by Police, Officers determine that the driver is over the legal limit for alcohol by administering a breath test (BAC: 0.08 or higher), or the driver is found to be under the influence of drugs.
Driving Under Suspension Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (having a bill to the state in excess of $50,000).
Vehicular Manslaughter Causing the death of a person due to negligent driving.
Part 2 - Speeding Violations
OFFENSE DEFINITION IMPOUND
10-19 MPH over Driver operates a motor vehicle on a roadway in excess of 10-19 MPH over the posted limit.
20-29 MPH over Driver operates a motor vehicle on a roadway in excess of 20-29 MPH over the posted limit.
30+ MPH over Driver operates a motor vehicle on a roadway in excess of 30+ MPH over the posted limit.
100+ MPH Driver operates a motor vehicle on a roadway in excess of 100+ MPH over the posted limit.
Part 3 - Parking Violations
OFFENSE DEFINITION IMPOUND
Vehicle Parked Away From Curb Driver leaves their vehicle unattended or remains in their vehicle in excess of 5 feet from the curb.
Vehicle Parked in Handicap Location Driver leaves their vehicle unattended or remains in their vehicle within a designated handicap stall/spot/location.
Vehicle Parked on Sidewalk Driver leaves their vehicle unattended or remains in their vehicle while the vehicle rests on a city or county sidewalk.
Vehicle in Designated Tow Away Zone Driver leaves their vehicle unattended or remains in their vehicle while inside a designated restricted area (example, yellow or black lines).
Part 4 - Criminal Violations

*ALL FINES AND TIMES ARE DOUBLED FOR ASSAULT, BATTERY, AND KIDNAPPING CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST A PUBLIC SERVANT*

*IF A VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME, IT CAN BE IMPOUNDED*

OFFENSE DEFINITION
Assault A person commits Assault when they knowingly and intentionally strikes another person without the use of a weapon or having deadly intent.
Aggravated Assault A person commits Aggravated Assault when they knowingly and intentionally strike another person with a weapon or vehicle, or they continue striking a person without weapons causing serious bodily harm.
Battery Battery is a criminal offense involving the unlawful physical acting upon a threat, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact.
Aggravated Battery Aggravated Battery is a criminal offense involving the unlawful physical touching, striking a person with a weapon or dangerous object. shooting a person with a gun, acting upon a threat, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact.
Attempted Murder A person commits Attempted Murder when they knowingly and intentionally assault another person with the intent of causing death.
Attempted Murder (Public Servant) A person commits Attempted Murder when they knowingly and intentionally assault another person with the intent of causing death, knowing that the person is an employee of a government orginization. (Police, Fire, Medical, Military, City Hall)
Murder Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought.
Murder (Public Servant) Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought, knowing that the person is an employee of a government orginization. (Police, Fire, Medical, Military, City Hall)
Manslaughter A person commits Manslaughter when they cause the death of another person unintentionally and not with a vehicle.
Attempted Robbery A person commits Attempted Robbery when they knowingly and intentionally attempt to deprive another person, or business from something of value through force, threats, or intimidation.
Robbery A person commits Robbery when they knowingly and intentionally deprive another person, or business from something of value through force, threats, or intimidation.
Aggravated Robbery A person commits Aggravated Robbery when they knowingly and intentionally deprive another person, or business from something of value through force, threats, or intimidation while being armed.
Kidnapping A person commits Kidnapping when they transport or move another person against their will through force, threats, or intimidation.
Domestic Violence A person commits Domestic Violence when the nature of the relationship between the two parties is intimate in nature. This is a charge that is added to other charges to increase the fine and time. For example, you assault your spouse, you would receive DV Assault charges (with 10 months and $2,500 added to the original charge).
Terroristic Acts A person commits Terrorist Acts when they set upon the city a crime wave or actions that grossly endanger the majority of the citizens, it’s Police/EMS force, or government. This could be bombings, kidnappings, etc that are geared to stop the functions of the city or government itself.
Terroristic Threats A person commits Terrorist Threats when they threaten to set upon the city a crime wave or actions that grossly endanger the majority of the citizens, it’s Police/EMS force, or government. This could be bombings, kidnappings, etc that are geared to stop the functions of the city or government itself.
Attempted Grand Theft Auto A person commits Attempted Grand Theft Auto when they knowingly and intentionally try to steal a vehicle that is unattended from another person without the use of force, threats, or intimidation.
Possession of a Stolen Vehicle A person is in possession of a stolen vehicle, but theft cannot be proven through chain of custody or actually seeing person commit theft. Considered a Class B Felony.
Grand Theft Auto A person commits Attempted Grand Theft Auto when they knowingly and intentionally steal a vehicle that is unattended from another person without the use of force, threats, or intimidation.
Brandishing a Weapon A person commits Brandishing a Weapon when they display a weapon in a public place or visible to the public which may cause alarm.
Felony Menacing A person commits Felony Menacing when they point a weapon in the direction of a person which may cause alarm or fear.
Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm A person commits Unlawful Discharge of a firearm when they fire a weapon (firearm) into the air, ground, or towards a person when found unlawful to do so.
Arson A person commits Arson when they intentionally set fire to an object, building, vehicle, etc.
Disorderly Conduct / Interference A person commits Disorderly Conduct / interference when their actions or speech interferes with the duties of a Law Enforcement Officer or EMT.
Resisting Arrest A person commits Resisting Arrest when they physically interefere with the arrest actions of a Law Enforcement Officer (this can include fighting, running, etc).
Stalking A person commits Stalking if they repeatedly follow or harass another person who does not wish to be followed/harassed.
Threats A person commits Threats if they threaten physical harm onto another person, or threaten destruction of the persons property.
Public Endangerment A person commits Public Endangerment if they in the course of their actions, put others at substantial risk of death or serious injury, or themselves.
Fraud A person commits Fraud if they knowingly take advantage of another person (gaining more than the value of the item or service), or pose as another person in which that person could be held legally liable for the actions of the offender.
Trespassing A person commits Trespassing if they refuse to leave the private property of another, or a government location when instructed to do so by a reasonable authority or owner.
Destruction of Private Property A person commits Destruction of Private Property if they destroy, damage, or devalue another persons property with criminal intent.
Destruction of Government Property A person commits Destruction of Government Property if they destroy, damage, or devalue property belonging to the the state or local governments with criminal intent.
False Reporting to Authorities A person commits False Reporting to Authorities if they provide information that they know is untrue to Police or EMS during the course of an investigation or contact.
Wearing Masks/Helmets in Public A person commits the crime of Wearing Masks/Helmets in Public if they are found to be wearing these items and not operating a bicycle or motorcycle. Wearing these items does allow Officers to search the offender.
Failure to Disperse A person commits the crime of Failure to Disperse if given a legal, lawful order by a Law Enforcement Officer to leave the area of a crime scene, or investigation and they fail to do so.
Disobedience to a Lawful Order A person commits Disobedience to a Lawful Order if in the course of the Officers normal duty and reasonable actions, the offender fails to follow the order given to them by the Law Enforcement Officer.
Abuse of 911 A person commits Abuse of 911 if they make false calls to the dispatcher regarding criminal activities, medical emergencies, etc and knowingly tie up government resources.
Jaywalking A person commits Jaywalking if they knowingly step into an intersection without the appropriate cross signal, or walk across a street not in the designated crosswalk. Jaywalking DOES NOT allow an officer to search without consent.
Part 5 - Narcotics and Vice Violations
OFFENSE DEFINITION
Possession of 4 or Less Bud A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Bud.
Possession of 5+ Bud With Intent to Manufacture A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Bud.
Possession of 9 or Less Weed A Person commits this crime if they hold on their person or in their vehicle the noted amount of Weed.
Possession of 10 to 24 Weed With Intent to Distribute A Person commits this crime if they hold on their person or in their vehicle the noted amount of Weed.
Possession of 25 to 40 Weed With Intent to Distribute A Person commits this crime if they hold on their person or in their vehicle the noted amount of Weed.
Trafficking Narcotics (Weed) 40+ Weed With Intent to Distribute A person who carries a large quantity of weed with intent to distribute to either the public or other dealers. This also includes seizure of any vehicles or property at the scene of the arrest.
Possession of 9 or less Methamphetamine A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Amphetamine.
Possession of 10+ Methamphetamine With Intent to Manufacture A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Amphetamine.
Possession of 9 or Less Meth Rocks A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Meth Rocks.
Possession of 10 to 24 Meth Rocks With Intent to Distribute A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Meth Rocks.
Possession of 25 to 40 Meth Rocks With Intent to Distribute A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Meth Rocks.
Trafficking Narcotics (Meth) 40+ Meth Rocks With Intent to Distribute
A person who carries a large quantity of meth rocks with intent to distribute to either the public or other dealers. This also includes seizure of any vehicles or property at the scene of the arrest.
Possession of Dirty Money ($1 to $999) A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Dirty Money.
Possession of Dirty Money ($1000+) Time x Each $1k A person commits this crime if they hold on their person the noted amount of Dirty Money. Each $1,000 is an additional 2 Months of jail sentence.
Solicitation of Prostitution A person commits the crime of Solicitation of Prostitution if they actively seek out another person to exchange sexual favors for money. This does not include Exotic Dancers.
Pimping of Prostitution A person commits the crime of Pimping of Prostitution if they actively employ others who exchange sexual favors for money, and take a portion of this money for their involvement, security, management, etc.
Possession of an Illegal Weapon A person commits the crime of Possession of an Illegal Weapon if they have in their possession any weapon not covered by this statute: Hammer, Bat, Knife, Pistol, and Vintage Pistol.
Possession of Burglary Tools A person commits the crime of Possession of Burglary Tools if they have on their person lockpicks or handcuff keys. Each single item carries a sentence of 1 month and $2,000.
Bribery of a Public Official A person commits the crime of Bribery of a Public Official if they attempt to, or successfully sway an Official from a course of action or direction by means of money, promises, or gifts.
Public Intoxication A person commits the crime of Public Intoxication if they are found to be so severely intoxicated that they are unable to control their actions and are in a public place or government location.