Common California Crimes by Penal Code Section

Penal Code 17b PC | Reducing a Felony to a Misdemeanor

Penal Code 32 PC | Accessory After the Fact

Penal Code 67 & 68 PC | Bribery of Public Employees

Penal Code 69 PC | Resisting an Executive Officer

Penal Code 85 & 86 PC | Bribery of Elected Legislators

Penal Code 92 & 93 PC | Bribery of Judges or Jurors

Penal Code 115 PC | Forging Deeds 

Penal Code 118 PC | Perjury

Penal Code 118.1 PC | Police Officers Issuing False Reports

Penal Code 132 PC | Offering False Evidence

Penal Code 134 PC | Preparing False Evidence

Penal Code 135 PC | Destroying or Concealing Evidence

Penal Code 136.1 PC | Dissuading a Witness or Victim

Penal Code 137 & 138 PC | Bribery of Witnesses

Penal Code 141 PC | Planting or Tampering With Evidence

Penal Code 148 PC | Resisting Arrest

Penal Code 148.3 PC | False Report of an Emergency

Penal Code 148.4 PC | False Report of a Fire

Penal Code 148.5 PC | False Report of a Crime

Penal Code 148.9 PC | False Representation of Identity to a Police Officer

Penal Code 149 PC | Other Offenses Against Public Justice

Penal Code 152 PC | Concealing an Accidental Death

Penal Code 154 PC | Fraudulent Conveyance by a Debtor

Penal Code 155 PC | Fraudulent Conveyance by a Judgment Debtor

Penal Code 165 PC | Bribery of County Supervisors

Penal Code 166 PC | California "Contempt of Court" Laws

Penal Code 169 PC | Picketing Outside Courthouse

Penal Code 171 PC | Bringing Weapons into Public Buildings

Penal Code 171.5(b) | Bringing a Weapon to an Airport

Penal Code 171.7 | Weapons at Public Transit Facilities

Penal Code 182 PC | Conspiracy

Penal Code 185 PC | Wearing a Mask or Disguise to Evade Police

Penal Code 186.10 PC | Money Laundering

Penal Code 186.22 PC | Gang Enhancements

Penal Code 187 PC | Murder

Penal Code 191.5(a) PC | Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated

Penal Code 191.5(b) PC | Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated

Penal Code 192(a) PC | Voluntary Manslaughter

Penal Code 192(b) PC | Involuntary Manslaughter

Penal Code 192(c) PC | Vehicular Manslaughter

Penal Code 193.8(a) PC | Furnishing a Motor to a Minor

Penal Code 203 PC | Mayhem

Penal Code 205 PC | Aggravated Mayhem

Penal Code 206 PC | Torture

Penal Code 207 PC | Kidnapping

Penal Code 208b PC | Kidnapping a Minor Child Under 14

Penal Code 209 PC | Kidnapping for Ransom

Penal Code 209.5 PC | Kidnapping During a Carjacking the Commission of

Penal Code 210 PC | Extortion by Posing as a Kidnapper

Penal Code 210.5 PC | False Imprisonment of a Hostage to Avoid Arrest

Penal Code 211 PC | Robbery

Penal Code 215 PC | Carjacking

Penal Code 217.1(a) PC | Assault on a Public Official

Penal Code 220 PC | Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony

Penal Code 236 PC | False Imprisonment

Penal Code 236.1 PC | Human Trafficking

Penal Code 237 PC | Punishment for False Imprisonment

Penal Code 240 PC | Assault

Penal Code 242 PC | Battery

Penal Code 243(b) and 243(c)(2) PC | Battery on a Peace Officer

Penal Code 243(d) PC | Battery With Serious Bodily Injury

Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC | Domestic Battery / Spousal Battery

Penal Code 243.4 PC | Sexual Battery

Penal Code 244 PC | Assault with Caustic Chemicals

Penal Code 245(a)(1) PC | Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW)

Penal Code 245(a)(2) PC | Assault with a Firearm

Penal Code 245(a)(4) PC | Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury

Penal Code 245.5 PC | Assault on a School Employee

Penal Code 245.6 PC | Hazing

Penal Code 246 PC | Shooting at Inhabited Dwelling or Occupied Vehicle

Penal Code 246.3 PC | Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

Penal Code 247b PC | Shooting at an Unoccupied Vehicle or Building

Penal Code 247.5 PC | Pointing a Laser at an Aircraft

Penal Code 248 PC | Shining Light at Aircraft to Interfere with Operations

Penal Code 261 PC | Rape

Penal Code 261.5 PC | Statutory Rape

Penal Code 262 PC | Spousal Rape

Penal Code 264.1 PC | (Gang) Rape in Concert

Penal Code 269 PC | Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Penal Code 270 PC | Failure to Provide Care (Child Neglect)

Penal Code 270.1(a) PC | Failure to Enforce a Child's School Attendance

Penal Code 273(a) PC | Child Endangerment

Penal Code 273(d) PC | Child Abuse

Penal Code 273(g) PC | Lewdness or Intoxication in the Presence of a Child

Penal Code 273.5 PC | Domestic Violence Body Injury

Penal Code 273.6 PC | Violating a Restraining Order

Penal Code 278 PC | Child Abduction

Penal Code 278.5 PC | Deprivation of Child Custody or Visitation

Penal Code 281 PC | Bigamy

Penal Code 284 PC | Marrying the Husband or Wife of Another

Penal Code 285 PC | Incest

Penal Code 286 PC | Sodomy

Penal Code 288 PC | Lewd Acts with a Child Under 14

Penal Code 288a PC | Oral Copulation with a Minor Child

Penal Code 288b1 PC | Lewd Acts with a Child Using Force or Fear

Penal Code 288b2 PC | Lewd Acts by a Caregiver on a Dependent Person

Penal Code 288.1 PC | Mental Health Evaluations in Sex Offender Cases

Penal Code 288.2 PC | Sending Harmful Matter of Intent With Seducing Minor

Penal Code 288.3 PC | Contacting a Minor to Commit a Felony

Penal Code 288.4 PC | Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for Lewd Purposes

Penal Code 288.5 PC | Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

Penal Code 288.7 PC | Sexual Acts with a Child Under 10

Penal Code 288i PC | Lewd Acts with a Child Causing Bodily Harm

Penal Code 289 PC | Forcible Acts of Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object

Penal Code 289.6 PC | Sex with an Inmate

Penal Code 290 PC | Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Penal Code 302 PC | Disturbing a Religious Meeting

Penal Code 303a | Loitering to Solicit the Purchase of Alcohol

Penal Code 311.11 PC | Possession of Child Pornography

Penal Code 314 PC | Indecent Exposure

Penal Code 330 PC | Gaming

Penal Code 332 PC | Obtaining Property Through Gambling Fraud

Penal Code 337a PC | Bookmaking/Pool-Selling/Wagering

Penal Code 347 PC | Poisoning Food, Medicine or Water Supply

Penal Code 350 PC | Manufacture or Sale of Counterfeit Marks

Penal Code 365.7 PC | Service Dog Fraud

Penal Code 368 PC | Elder Abuse

Penal Code 372 & 373a PC | Creating or Maintaining a Public Nuisance

Penal Code 374.3 | Illegal Waste Dumping

Penal Code 381b PC | Possession of / Under the Influence of Nitrous Oxide

Penal Code 398 | Owner's Responsibilities After a Dog Bite

Penal Code 399 PC | Failing to Control a Dangerous Animal

Penal Code 399.5 | Owning Dogs Trained to Attack, Kill or Fight

Penal Code 401 PC | Aiding a Suicide

Penal Code 402(a) PC | Sightseeing at the Scene of an Emergency

Penal Code 402(b) | Abandoning an Appliance or Refridgerator without Removing the Door

Penal Code 403 PC | Disturbing a Meeting

Penal Code 404 PC | Rioting

Penal Code 404.6 PC | Inciting a Riot

Penal Code 405 PC | Rioting

Penal Code 405a and 405b PC | Lynching

Penal Code 407 PC | Unlawful Assembly

Penal Code 408 PC | Unlawful Assembly

Penal Code 409 PC | Failure to Disperse at a Riot

Penal Code 409.5 PC | Unauthorized Entry into a Closed Emergency Area

Penal Code 415 PC | Disturbing the Peace

Penal Code 416 PC | Failure to Disperse

Penal Code 417 PC | Drawing, Exhibiting or Using (Brandishing) a Firearm or Weapon

Penal Code 417.25 PC | Aiming or Pointing a Laser Scope

Penal Code 417.6 PC | Brandishing a Firearm with Serious Bodily Injury

Penal Code 422 PC | Criminal Threats (Formerly called Terrorist Threats)

Penal Code 422.55 PC | Hate Crime Definition

Penal Code 422.6 PC | Commission of a Hate Crime

Penal Code 422.7 PC | Hate Crimes Misdemeanor Sentencing Enhancement

Penal Code 422.75 PC | Hate Crimes Felony Sentencing Enhancement

Penal Code 424 PC | Misappropriation of Public Funds

Penal Code 451 PC | Arson

Penal Code 452 PC | Reckless Burning

Penal Code 459 PC | Burglary

Penal Code 459.5 PC | Shoplifting

Penal Code 463 PC | Looting

Penal Code 464 PC | Burglary of a Safe or Vault / Burglary with Explosives

Penal Code 466 PC | Possession of Burglary Tools

Penal Code 469 PC | Unauthorized Duplication of Key to State Building

Penal Code 470 PC | Forgery

Penal Code 470a PC | Forging Counterfeiting or Drivers Licenses or ID Cards

Penal Code 470b PC | Possession of a Fake Drivers License or ID Card

Penal Code 472 PC | Forgery or Counterfeit of a Public or Corporate Seal

Penal Code 475 PC | Possession of Counterfeit Items

Penal Code 476 PC  | Check Fraud

Penal Code 476a PC | Bad Checks

Penal Code 484 PC | Petty Theft

Penal Code 484e PC | Stealing Credit Cards

Penal Code 484f PC | Forging Credit Card Information

Penal Code 484g PC | Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Penal Code 484h PC | Credit Card Fraud by Retailers

Penal Code 484i PC | Counterfeiting Credit Cards

Penal Code 484j PC | Publishing Credit Card Information

Penal Code 485 PC | Appropriation of Lost Property

Penal Code 487(d)(1) PC | Grand Theft Auto (GTA)

Penal Code 487(d)(2) PC | Grand Theft Firearm 

Penal Code 487 PC | Grand Theft

Penal Code 488 PC | Petty Theft Defined

Penal Code 496 PC | Receiving Stolen Property

Penal Code 499b PC | Joyriding of a Bike or Vessel

Penal Code 499c PC | Theft of Trade Secrets

Penal Code 502 PC | Unauthorized Access to a Computer

Penal Code 503 PC | Embezzlement

Penal Code 504 PC | Embezzlement by a Public Officer

Penal Code 518 PC | Extortion

Penal Code 522 PC | Obtaining a Signature by Extortion

Penal Code 523 PC | Extortion by Means of a Threatening Letter

Penal Code 526 PC | Extortion by a Fake Court Order

Penal Code 527 PC | Crimes Involving Fake Court Orders

Penal Code 529 PC | False Personation

Penal Code 530.5 PC | Identity Theft

Penal Code 530.5(e) PC | Mail Theft

Penal Code 531 PC | Party to a Fraudulent Conveyance

Penal Code 532 PC | False Pretenses

Penal Code 537 PC | Defrauding an Innkeeper

Penal Code 538d PC | Impersonating a Peace Officer

Penal Code 548 PC | Fraudulent Insurance Claim of Damage or Theft

Penal Code 549 PC | Referrals to Auto Repair Shops for Fraud

Penal Code 550 PC | Submitting Fraudulent Insurance Claims

Penal Code 551 PC | Unlawful Referral to an Auto Repair Dealer

Penal Code 587 PC | Damaging Railroad Tracks

Penal Code 591 PC | Damaging Phone, Electrical or Utility Lines

Penal Code 591.5 PC | Damaging a Communication Device with Intent to Prevent Help

Penal Code 594 PC | Vandalism

Penal Code 597 PC | Animal Abuse

Penal Code 597.5 PC | Dogfighting

Penal Code 597.7 PC | Leaving a Pet Unattended in a Car

Penal Code 597(b) PC | Cockfighting

Penal Code 601 PC |  Aggravated Trespass

Penal Code 602 PC | Trespassing

Penal Code 602.1 PC | Obstructing a Public Business Establishment

Penal Code 626.9 PC | California's Gun-Free School Zone Act

Penal Code 626.10 PC | Weapons on School Grounds

Penal Code 631 PC | Wiretapping

Penal Code 632 PC | Eavesdropping

Penal Code 641.3 PC | Commercial Bribery

Penal Code 646.9 PC | Stalking

Penal Code 647(a) PC | Engaging in Lewd Conduct

Penal Code 647(a) PC | Soliciting Lewd Conduct

Penal Code 647(b) PC | Engaging in Prostitution

Penal Code 647(c) | Aggressive Panhandling

Penal Code 647(e) | Squatting

Penal Code 647(f) PC | Drunk in Public

Penal Code 647(h) | Loitering to Commit a Crime

Penal Code 647 (i) | Peeking while Loitering

Penal Code 647 (j) | Invasion of Privacy

Penal Code 647(j)(4) PC | "Revenge Porn"

Penal Code 647.6 PC | Annoying or Molesting a Child under 18

Penal Code 653 | Tattooing a Minor

Penal Code 653.22 PC | Loitering With Intent to Commit Prostitution

Penal Code 653.23 PC | Aiding or Supervising a Prostitute

Penal Code 653b PC | Loitering at a School

Penal Code 653f PC | Soliciting Someone to Commit a Crime

Penal Code 653m PC | Annoying Phone Calls

Penal Code 653.2 PC | Posting Harmful Information on the Internet

Penal Code 654 | Multiple Punishments for the Same Act

Penal Code 664 PC | Attempted Crimes

Penal Code 664-187 PC | Attempted Murder

Penal Code 666 PC | Petty Theft with a Prior

Penal Code 666.5 PC | Auto Theft with a Prior

Penal Code 667.5(c) PC | "Violent" Felonies

Penal Code 667.61 | California's "One Strike" Law

Penal Code 667.71 | Habitual Sexual Offenders

Penal Code 801.1 | Statute of Limitations for Specified Sex Crimes

Penal Code 837 | Citizen's Arrests

Penal Code 851.8 PC - Petiton for Factual Innocence

Penal Code 851.87 PC | Seal and Destroy Arrest Records

Penal Code 991 | Probable Cause Heraing in a Misdemeanor Case

Penal Code 977 PC | Waiver of Presence for Misdemeanor Cases

Penal Code 978.5 PC | Bench Warrants

Penal Code 995 PC | Motion to Dismiss

Penal Code 1000 PC | Alternative Sentencing Drug Diversion Program

Penal Code 1001.36 PC | Mental Health Diversion

Penal Code 1001.80 PC | Military Diversion for PTSD / Mental Health

Penal Code 1170.9 PC | Veterans Treatment in Lieu of Jail

Penal Code 1192.7(c) PC | "Serious" Felonies

Penal Code 1203.2 PC | Probation Violations

Penal Code 1203.4 PC | Expungement of Criminal Convictions

Penal Coce 1214 PC | Restitution & Civil Judgement

Penal Code 1214.1 PC | Fine for Failure to Appear

Penal Code 1320 & 1320.5 PC | Failure to Appear

Penal Code 1538.5 PC | Motion to Suppress Evidence

Penal Code 4450 PC | Rescuing a Prisoner

Penal Code 4573 PC | Bringing Narcotics into a Correction Facility

Penal Code 4573.5 PC | Bringing Contraband into a Correctional Facility

Penal Code 4800 PC | Commutation of Sentence

Penal Code 4852.01 PC | Certificate of Rehabilitation

Penal Code PC 12022 PC | Personal Use of a Firearm

Penal Code 12022.2 PC | Felony Using Armor Piercing Ammunition

Penal Code 12022.3 PC | Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Sex Crime

Penal Code 12022.4 PC | Aiding or Abetting a Felony Using a Firearm

Penal Code 12022.5 PC | Use of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony

Penal Code 12022.53 PC | 10-20-Life Sentencing Enhancement

Penal Code 12202.7 PC | Great Bodily Injury

Penal Code 12303 PC | Destructive Devices

Penal Code 12556 PC | Imitation Firearms

Penal Code 16520 PC | Definition of a Firearm

Penal Code 16590 PC | Manufacture, Sale, or Possession of Dangerous Weapons

Penal Code 17500 PC | Possession of a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Assault

Penal Code 17730 PC | Wallet Guns

Penal Code 18710 PC | Possession of a Destructive Device or Explosives

Penal Code 18720 PC | Possession of Destructive Device Materials

Penal Code 20310 PC | Air Gauge Knives

Penal Code 20410 PC | Belt Buckle Knives

Penal Code 20510 PC | Cane Swords

Penal Code 20610 PC | Lipstick Case Knives

Penal Code 20710 PC | Shobi-Zues

Penal Code 20910 PC | Writing Pen Knives

Penal Code 21110 PC | Ballistic Knives

Penal Code 21310 PC | Carrying or Dirk Dagger

Penal Code 21510 PC | Carrying a Switchblade

Penal Code 21810 PC | Possession of Brass Knuckles

Penal Code 22010 PC | Possession of Nunchucks

Penal Code 22410 PC | Possession of Shurikens

Penal Code 22610 PC | Stun Guns

Penal Code 24310 PC | Camouflaging Firearm Containers

Penal Code 24410 PC | Possession of Cane Guns

Penal Code 24610 PC | Undetectable Firearms

Penal Code 24710 PC | Wallet Guns

Penal Code 25400 PC | Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Penal Code 25610 PC | Conditions on Carrying Firearm in Motor Vehicle

Penal Code 25850 PC | Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public or a Vehicle

Penal Code 26100 PC | Shooting from a Motor Vehicle

Penal Code 26150 and 26155 PC | Obtaining a License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW)

Penal Code 26350 PC | Openly Carrying a Firearm

Penal Code 26500 PC | Unlicensed Sale of Firearms in California

Penal Code 29800 PC | Felon with a Firearm

Penal Code 29810 PC | Relinquishing Firearms by Convicted Persons

Penal Code 30600 PC | Assault Weapons 

Penal Code 30605 PC | Possession of an Assault Weapon

Penal Code 30610 PC | Possession of a 50 BMG Rifle

Penal Code 30210 | Bullets with an Explosive Agent

Penal Code 32310 PC | Large Capacity Magazines

Penal Code 32900 PC | Bump Stocks

Penal Code 33215 PC | Short-Barreled Rifles & Sawed-Off Shotguns

Penal Code 33410 PC | Possession if a Silencer

Penal Code 33600 PC | Zip Guns

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