1.) This document shall be known as the Penal Code and will take effect on the date of its adoption and is not retroactive unless expressly declared.
2.) Any person punished for an act committed prior to the adoption of this code shall continue to serve their punishment as if this Code had not been adopted.
Class A - Crimes against a person, entity, or institution, with intent or causing grievous bodily, psychological, physiological harm.
Class B - Crimes against a person, entity, or institution, with intent or causing physical, psychological, or physiological harm.
Class C - Crimes against a person, entity, or institution, without intent or causing physical, psychological, or physiological harm, but encourages the violation or subversion of the public order.
A “Person” refers to any living human being or individual.
A “Peace Officer” refers to an individual who is, through a badge, a unique identifier, or other internal police protocol, an on-duty officer of the law.
- A “Government employee” or "Government official" refers to any on-duty employee of a local, state, or federal agency.
CRIMINAL TERM DEFINITIONS
- "Malice aforethought" refers to a general evil and depraved state of mind in which the person is unconcerned for the lives of others, or the conscious intent to cause death or great bodily harm to another person before a person commits the crime.