(NOTE WE ARE FLORIDA BASED RP BUT UNDER LAWS ARE FOLLOWED UNDER PALM CITY)
This is the Lawbook, it is for reference only. This is subject to change.
A: Explosives, firearms and other weapons.
SUB- A1: Fire arms with optics.
- Civilians may not own firearms with optics that aid with aiming. ( Exceptions will be made for hunting rifles -see SUB-A3.3 Hunting )
SUB- A2: Carrying firearms in city limits.
- Civilians may not carry ANY TYPE of UN-HOLSTERED firearm within city limits. ( Exceptions will be made as per section A ) and only inside a legal place of business. )
SUB- A3: Gun license.
1) Handgun – Any gun that can be handled with one hand
2) Rifle - Includes shotguns
3) Hunting - Only approved to carry in authorized hunting areas and during "hunting" season
SUB- A4: License requierments.
- If you are carrying a firearm you MUST have on your person the correct license. If stopped by the police you are required to inform them that you are armed. You will then follow police instruction and surrender the firearm, ammo and your license for them to inspect. Note if you fail to let a LEO know that you are armed your vehicle will be searched for failing to do so.
Officers will not arrest just based on the fact that the person is armed but will issue fines based on current violation (IE: speeding, disorderly conduct).
License and/or firearm, may be removed from an individual based on nature/type of crime.
SUB- A5: Selling of personal firearms.
- Any person caught selling firearms to persons without a proper license may face heavy fines and or prison time. Shop owners may face loss of their shop(s), heavy fines & prison time. In cases where a shop owner is in violation and found guilty, the shop(s) in question will be put up for auction and offender will not be allowed to own that business for one full week or longer. (This is based on in-game time), This includes civillians buying from your stall while it is unattended by the stall owner.
SUB- A6: Explosives.
- Any civilian found with explosives unless authorized by your job (demolitions, construction), will be fined and or face prison time. Explosives are items such as satchel charges, hand grenades and M203 launched grenades.
SUB- A7: Police tasers.
- Any civilian found with a police issued tazer will be fined and or face prison time.
( Parole will be given on a turn by turn basis covered under the jail terms. )
SUB- A8: Police, corrections and goverment buildings and compounds.
- Any civilian entering any Police, Corrections, or Government building/area will be subject to search at any time. Any civilian found to be holding on his person any type of firearm or tazer or weapon of any type will be detained, fined and or face prison time.
SUB- A9: Other weapons prohibited.
- It shall be unlawful for any person to display any object that can be used as a weapon in any place not designated for the the use of said Weapon.
( Keep your tools holstered if your not at the shop or in an area designed for their use and stay a reasonable distance from any law enforcement officer at all times while unholstered. )
SUB- A10: Arms Trafficking.
- Arms trafficking, also known as gunrunning, is the illegal trafficking or smuggling of contraband weapons or ammunition.
Any person that has over 4 weapons in his/her possession and doesn't own a small shop to sell them is considered to be committing arms trafficking. Anyone caught being involved in arms trafficking may face heavy fines and prison time.
They must have a small shop on their person or in the trunk where weapons are present.
B: Narcotics and drug related crime.
SUB- B1: Police searches
Police have the right to search you, your home, and your vehicle, if they are given probable cause to do so. Probable cause includes the civilian appearing to be under the influence of drugs, the civilian refusing to stop for police for something such as a minor traffic offense, and a high drug crime rate in the area and other reasons listed under SUB- G4: Grounds to reasonably suspect.
Officers, who find drugs while searching you due to probable cause, have the power to arrest you, and charge you for possession of those drugs.
Depending on the amount the civilian is carrying, jail time may also be served. Police also have the right to search you for weapons when making contact with you, if they have reasonable belief or reason to suspect that you may be armed, any other items found during this type of search are inadmissible.
C: Traffic Laws.
SUB C1: Vehicular manslaughter. – If you kill someone while driving, you will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This is regardless of whether you were breaking another traffic law, such as speeding. NOTE: If you deliberately kill someone using your motor vehicle, you will be arrested and charged with murder. It is at the arresting officer’s discretion whether or not you killed somebody with your motor vehicle deliberately.
SUB- C2: DWI/DUI.
(a) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this act for any person who is intoxicated to operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
(b) Palm City Sheriffs Office Officals shall arrest any person in violation of this act, revoke the driving License of an arrested person, fine them five hundred dollars ($1500) and repo their vehicle which is to be collected from Police Dept with new driving licence which will be checked by Police officer before releasing the vehicle to said person.
SUB C3: Minor traffic offences. – If you break any minor traffic laws while driving, you will be pulled over for the minor traffic offence. If you cannot provide an adequate reason for the minor traffic offence, then you will be charged for breaking that traffic law. Minor Traffic Laws Include: Speeding, Running Stop Signs, Running a Red Light, Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicles (With the exception of Emergency vehicles that are not using their emergency lights or sirens), obstructing a Junction, Driving off-road in a built up area.
a) (1) No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than the permitted speed limit and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.
(2) In every event, speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
(b) On all facilities, except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with subsection
(a) of this section, no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of the following limits:
(1) (35) miles per hour in any urban district;
(2) (50) miles per hour in City Limits;
(3) (70) miles per hour on HW;
(4) (60) miles per hour on County Roads;
(c) Consistent with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, the driver of every vehicle shall drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching the crest of a hill, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or road conditions.
(d) No person shall operate any motor-driven cycle at any time at a speed greater than thirty (30) miles per hour unless such motor-driven cycle is equipped with a headlamp or headlamps which are adequate to reveal a person or vehicle at a distance of three hundred feet (300') ahead.
SUB- C5: Restrictions not applicable to emergency vehicles.
(a) The prime speed limitations set forth in this sub chapter shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles when responding to emergency calls when the driver thereof is operating the vehicle's emergency lights and is also operating an audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle if other vehicles are present.
(b) This section shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the street, nor shall it protect the driver of any emergency vehicle from the consequence of a reckless disregard of the safety of others.
(c) For purposes of this section, "emergency calls” means legitimate emergency situations which call for the operation of an emergency vehicle, including a police vehicle.
SUB- C6: Maximum and minimum speed limits — Exceptions.
(a) (1) The maximum and minimum speed limits posted shall apply to all vehicles using the facility except authorized emergency vehicles on emergency trips, such as police vehicles on duty, fire vehicles on calls, and ambulances on call.
(2) This exemption shall not relieve any driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from his lawful responsibility to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons upon or using the facility, nor shall it protect the operator of any such vehicle from the consequence of a reckless disregard for the safety of others.
SUB- C7: Minimum speed regulation.
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with the law.
SUB- C8: Driving on mountain roadways.
The driver of a motor vehicle traveling through defiles or canyons or on mountain roadways shall hold the motor vehicle under control and as near the right-hand edge of the highway as reasonably possible and, upon approaching any curve where the view is obstructed within a distance of two hundred feet (200') along the highway, shall give audible warning with the horn of the motor vehicle.
SUB- C9: Passing emergency response vehicle or law enforcement vehicle stopped on or near roadway.
(a) (1) If an authorized emergency response vehicle or a law enforcement vehicle is parked or stopped at the scene of an emergency or other traffic stop and is displaying a flashing, revolving, or rotating blue, red, or amber and red light, an approaching motor vehicle operator shall move when possible into the farthest lane from the emergency response vehicle or law enforcement vehicle and remain in that lane until past the emergency response vehicle or law enforcement vehicle and any other vehicle involved in the emergency or other traffic stop.
(2) If changing lanes is not possible or is determined to be unsafe, an approaching motor vehicle operator shall reduce the motor vehicle's speed, proceed with caution, and maintain a reduced speed, appropriate to the road and the conditions, through the area where the authorized emergency response vehicle or law enforcement vehicle is stopped.
(b) (1) (A) Any party who is found guilty of violating this section shall be fined not less than one hundred ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1000),
(B) In addition to the penalties prescribed in subdivision (b)(1)(A) of this section, the officer may suspend the person's driver's license.
(2) There is created a rebuttable presumption that shall arise in any criminal action under this section to the effect that if it can be proven that a person is the registered owner of a vehicle that is driven in a manner that violates this section, the person is presumed to have been the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation.
(3) the owner of any AI drive is responsible for all actions taken by that AI driver.
SUB- C10: Careless and prohibited driving.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle in such a careless manner as to keep a proper lookout for other traffic, vehicular or otherwise, or in such a manner as to maintain proper control on the public thoroughfares or private property in Palm City.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive any vehicle on the public thoroughfares or private property in Palm City in violation of the following prohibited acts:
(1) Improper or unsafe lane changes on public roadways;
(2) Driving onto or across private property to avoid intersections, stop signs, traffic control devices, or traffic lights;
(3) Driving in such a manner, or at such a speed, so as to cause a skidding, spinning, or sliding of tires or a sliding of the vehicle;
(4) Driving too close to, or colliding with, parked or stopped vehicles, fixtures, persons, or objects adjacent to the public thoroughfares;
(5) Driving a vehicle which has any part thereof, or any object, extended in such fashion as to endanger persons or property;
(6) To operate any vehicle in such a manner which would cause a failure to maintain control;
(7) To operate a vehicle in any manner, when the driver is inattentive, and such inattention is not reasonable and prudent in maintaining vehicular control.
(c) A person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine one Thousand dollars ($1000).
SUB- C11: When lighted lamps required.
(1) (a) Every vehicle, except where vehicles are not fitted with lights, upon a roadway at any time from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the roadway at a distance of five hundred feet (500') ahead shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles as stated.
(2) (A) Every vehicle, except where vehicles are not fitted with lights, upon a roadway shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices, as respectively required for different classes of vehicles, during any period in which the vehicle's windshield wipers are being used for clearing or cleaning rain, snow, or other precipitation from the windshield because of inclement weather.
(b) Every motorcycle and every motor-driven cycle upon a roadway at any time shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles as stated. During the period between sunrise and ending at sunset, the headlamp displayed by a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle may use either a continuous beam.
SUB- C12: Lamps on parked vehicles.
(a) Any lighted headlamps on a parked vehicle or near the roadway except on private property shall be removed.
SUB- C13: Reckless driving.
Any person who drives any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate a wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.
(1) (A) If physical injury to a person results, every person convicted of reckless driving shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) no more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500).
(B) However, if the offense involves physical injury to a person, the person convicted shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than twenty (20) minutes.
SUB- D1: Execution of public duty.
(a) Conduct that would otherwise constitute an offense is justifiable when it is:
(1) Required or authorized by law or by a judicial decree; or
(b) The justification afforded by this section applies if the actor reasonably believes his or her conduct is required or authorized:
SUB- D2: Choice of evils.
(a) Conduct that would otherwise constitute an offense is justifiable when:
(1) The conduct is necessary as an emergency measure to avoid an imminent public or private injury; and
(2) According to ordinary standards of reasonableness, the desirability and urgency of avoiding the imminent public or private injury outweigh the injury sought to be prevented by the law proscribing the conduct.
SUB- D3: Use of physical force generally.
The use upon another person of physical force that would otherwise constitute an offense is justifiable under any of the following circumstances:
(1) A warden or other authorized official of a correctional facility may use non deadly physical force to the extent reasonably necessary to maintain order and discipline;
(2) A person who reasonably believes that another person is about to commit suicide or to inflict serious physical injury upon himself or herself may use non deadly physical force upon the other person to the extent reasonably necessary to thwart the suicide or infliction of serious physical injury;
SUB- D4: Use of deadly physical force in defense of a person.
(a) A person is justified in using deadly physical force upon another person if the person reasonably believes that the other person is:
(1) Committing or about to commit a crime involving force or violence;
(2) Using or about to use unlawful deadly physical force; or
(3) Imminently endangering the person's life.
(b) A person may not use deadly physical force in self-defense if the person knows that he or she can avoid the necessity of using deadly physical force with complete safety:
(1) (A) By retreating.
(B) However, a person is not required to retreat if the person is:
(i) In the person's dwelling or on the curtilage surrounding the person's dwelling and was not the original aggressor; or
(ii) A law enforcement officer or a person assisting at the direction of a law enforcement officer; or
(2) As used in this section:
(1) "curtilage” means the land adjoining a dwelling that is convenient for residential purposes and habitually used for residential purposes, but not necessarily enclosed, and includes an outbuilding that is directly and intimately connected with the dwelling and in close proximity to the dwelling.
SUB- D5: Use of physical force in defense of premises.
(a) A person in lawful possession or control of premises or a vehicle is justified in using non deadly physical force upon another person when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes the use of non deadly physical force is necessary to prevent or terminate the commission or attempted commission of a criminal trespass by the other person in or upon the premises or vehicle.
(b) A person may use deadly physical force under the circumstances set forth in subsection (a) of this section if:
(1) Use of deadly physical force is authorized by SUB- D4; or
(2) The person reasonably believes the use of deadly physical force is necessary to prevent the commission of arson or burglary by a trespasser.
SUB- D6: Use of physical force in defense of property.
A person is justified in using non deadly physical force upon another person when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes the use of non deadly physical force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's:
(1) Commission or attempted commission of theft or criminal mischief; or
(2) Subsequent flight from the commission or attempted commission of theft or criminal mischief.
SUB- D7: Use of physical force by law enforcement officers.
(a) A law enforcement officer is justified in using non deadly physical force or threatening to use deadly physical force upon another person if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes the use of non deadly physical force or the threat of use of deadly physical force is necessary to:
(1) Effect an arrest or to prevent the escape from custody of an arrested person unless the law enforcement officer knows that the arrest is unlawful; or
(2) Defend himself or herself or a third person from what the law enforcement officer reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of physical force while effecting or attempting to effect an arrest or while preventing or attempting to prevent an escape.
(b) A law enforcement officer is justified in using deadly physical force upon another person if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes that the use of deadly physical force is necessary to:
(1) Effect an arrest or to prevent the escape from custody of an arrested person whom the law enforcement officer reasonably believes has committed or attempted to commit a felony and is presently armed or dangerous; or
(2) Defend himself or herself or a third person from what the law enforcement officer reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of deadly physical force.
SUB- D8: Use of physical force by private person aiding law enforcement officers.
(a) A person is justified in using non deadly physical force when and to the extent the person reasonably believes the use of non deadly physical force is necessary to:
(1) Effect the arrest of a person reasonably believed to be committing or to have committed a felony; or
(2) Prevent the escape of a person reasonably believed to have committed a felony.
(b) A person who has been directed by a law enforcement officer to assist in effecting an arrest or in preventing an escape is justified in using non deadly physical force when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes the use of non deadly physical force is necessary to carry out the law enforcement officer's direction.
(c) A person who has been directed by a law enforcement officer to assist in effecting an arrest or in preventing an escape is justified in using deadly physical force if the person reasonably believes the use of deadly physical force is necessary to defend himself or herself or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of deadly physical force.
SUB- D9: Use of physical force in resisting arrest.
Whether the arrest is lawful or unlawful, a person may not use physical force to resist an arrest by a person who is known or reasonably appears to be a:
(1) Law enforcement officer; or
(2) Private citizen directed by a law enforcement officer to assist in effecting an arrest.
SUB- D10: Use of physical force to prevent escape from correctional facility or custody of a officer.
(a) the officer knows or reasonably should know that a prisoner is charged with or has been convicted of a crime, a officer is justified in using deadly physical force when and to the extent that the officer reasonably believes the use of deadly physical force is necessary to prevent the escape of a prisoner from:
(1) A correctional facility; or
(2) Custody of a officer outside a correctional facility for any purpose.
SUB- D11: Attempting to protect persons during commission of a crime.
No person is civilly liable for an action or omission intended to protect himself or herself or another from a personal injury during the commission of a crime unless the action or omission constitutes a crime.
E: Aviation law.
Aviation law is the branch of law that concerns flight, air travel, and associated legal and business concerns. in many cases, aviation law is considered a matter of international law due to the nature of air travel. However the business aspects of airlines and their regulation also fall under aviation law.
A person Must have A Pilot License in order to Fly aircraft if found to be unlicensed Flying to may face 0 Mins in jail or a $500 to $1000 fine and the Vehicle Impounded.
Flying within city limits: You must remain above 100 meters at all time while flying within city limits. No landing at car storage or gas stations. (Exempt: Governors house in in Palm City(Governor only)) 1st time: $ 5,000 fine. 2nd time: $10,000 fine and loss of pilot license. 3rd time: $25,000 fine and loss of pilot license and impound of your helicopter or other aircraft.
No Fly Zone over cop base: The police base is a no fly zone for anyone but cops. Which means no flying over, no landing at the heli pads and no hovering over the cops base. 1st time: $ 5,000 fine. 2nd time: $10,000 fine and loss of pilot license. 3rd time: $25,000 fine and loss of pilot license and impound of your helicopter or other aircraft.
No Fly Zone over EMT base: 1st time: $ 5,000 fine. 2nd time: $10,000 fine and loss of pilot license . 3rd time: $25,000 fine and loss of pilot license and impound of your helicopter or other aircraft. (You may ask for permission from an online EMT to land/refuel as long as there's an EMT online to ask. You cannot land there without permission or without an EMT online.)
F: Criminal offenses.
SUB- F1: Murder. – If you are found to have murdered someone including but not limited to AI, you will be arrested, fined heavily, and you will serve jail time. If you attempt to evade the police, lethal force may be used to stop you. Police retain the right to protect the public by any means necessary.
SUB- F2: Robbery. – If you attempt to rob an establishment, armed or otherwise, Police will arrest you, fine you heavily, and force you to serve jail time. Although robbery does not merit lethal force, police will use aggressive and effective methods to try and stop you, in the event that you flee from the scene. Robbery includes, entering a shop to steal from the cash register, or safe, entering the bank and stealing the money from the safe/vault, or mugging someone in the street.
SUB- F3: Attempted suicide. – If you attempt and fail to commit suicide, you will be arrested, fined, and your mental stability will be assessed by a psychiatrist. If you are deemed mentally unfit, you may be sectioned and detained further.
SUB- F4: Disorderly conduct.
(a) A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct if, with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm or recklessly creating a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, he or she:
(1) Engages in fighting or in violent, threatening, or tumultuous behavior;
(2) Makes unreasonable or excessive noise;
(3) In a public place, uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture, in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response;
(4) Disrupts or disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons;
(5) Obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
(6) Congregates with two (2) or more other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order to disperse of a law enforcement officer or other person engaged in enforcing or executing the law;
(7) Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition;
(8) In a public place, marks, defiles, desecrates, or otherwise damages a patriotic or religious symbol that is an object of respect by the public or a substantial segment of the public; or
SUB- F5: Harassment.
(a) A person commits the offense of harassment if, with purpose to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, without good cause, he or she:
(1) Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person, subjects that person to offensive physical contact or attempts or threatens to do so;
(2) In a public place, directs obscene language or makes an obscene gesture to or at another person in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response;
(3) Follows a person in or about a public place;
(4) In a public place repeatedly insults, taunts, or challenges another person in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response;
(5) Engages in conduct or repeatedly commits an act that alarms or seriously annoys another person and that serves no legitimate purpose; or
(6) Places a person under surveillance by remaining present outside that person's school, place of employment, vehicle, other place occupied by that person, or residence, other than the residence of the defendant, for no purpose other than to harass, alarm, or annoy.
(b) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section if the actor is a law enforcement officer, licensed private investigator, attorney, process server, licensed bail bondsman, or a store detective acting within the reasonable scope of his or her duty while conducting surveillance on an official work assignment.
SUB- F6: Harassing communications.
(a) A person commits the offense of harassing communications if, with the purpose to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, the person:
(1) Communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telegraph, mail, or any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to harass, annoy, or cause alarm;
SUB- F7: Fleeing.
(a) If a person knows that his or her immediate arrest or detention is being attempted by a duly authorized law enforcement officer, it is the lawful duty of the person to refrain from fleeing, either on foot or by means of any vehicle or conveyance.
(b) Fleeing is a separate offense and is not considered a lesser included offense or component offense with relation to other offenses which may occur simultaneously with the fleeing.
SUB- F8: Filing false report with law enforcement agency.
(a) As used in this section, "report” means any communication, either written or oral, sworn or unsworn.
(b) A person commits the offense of filing a false report if he or she files a report with any law enforcement agency of any alleged criminal wrong doing on the part of another person knowing that the report is false.
(c) The false report is made in an effort by the person filing the false report to conceal his or her own criminal activity; or
(d) The false report results in another person being arrested.
SUB- F9: Obstruction or interference with emergency medical personnel.
(a) It is unlawful for a person to obstruct or interfere with emergency medical services personnel, a rescue technician, or any other emergency medical care provider, whether governmental, private, or volunteer emergency medical personnel, in the performance of his or her rescue mission.
SUB- F10: Resisting arrest — Refusal to submit to arrest.
(a) (1) A person commits the offense of resisting arrest if he or she knowingly resists a person known by him or her to be a law enforcement officer effecting an arrest.
(2) As used in this subsection, "resists” means using or threatening to use physical force or any other means that creates a substantial risk of physical injury to any person.
(3) It is no defense to a prosecution under this subsection that the law enforcement officer lacked legal authority to make the arrest if the law enforcement officer was acting under color of his or her official authority.
(4) As used in this subsection, "refuses” means active or passive refusal.
SUB- F12: Theft of property.
(A) A person commits theft of property if he or she knowingly:
(1) Takes or exercises unauthorized control over, or makes an unauthorized transfer of an interest in, the property of another person, with the purpose of depriving the owner of the property; or
(2) Obtains the property of another person, by deception or by threat, with the purpose of depriving the owner of the property.
(B) Theft of property is a:
(a) The property is obtained by the threat of serious physical injury to any person or destruction of the occupiable structure of another person;
(C) (i) The property is building material obtained from a permitted construction site and the value of the building material.
(a) "Building material” means lumber, a construction tool, a window, a door, copper tubing or wire, or any other material or good used in the construction or rebuilding of a building or a structure; and
(b) "Permitted construction site” means the site of construction, alteration, painting, or repair of a building or a structure for which a building permit has been issued by a city of the first class, a city of the second class, an incorporated town, or a county; or
(D) A generator intended for use by:
(i) A public facility;
(ii) A nursing home or hospital;
(iii) An airport;
(iv) A public safety device;
(v) A communication tower or facility;
(vi) A public utility;
(vii) A water system or sewer system;
(viii) A public safety agency; or
(ix) Any other facility or use providing a vital service; or
(B) Any other equipment used in the transmission of electric power or telephone service.
(2) As used in this subsection:
(A) "Public safety agency” means an agency of the State of Arkansas or a functional division of a political subdivision that provides:
(i) Firefighting and rescue;
(ii) Natural or man-caused disaster or major emergency response;
(iii) Law enforcement; or
(iv) Ambulance or emergency medical services; and
(E) "Public safety device” includes, but is not limited to, a traffic signaling device or a railroad crossing device.
SUB- F13: Obedience to police officers required.
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any police officer. This is Required even though you have not broken an laws or made any OFFENCE. you must Comply Police Orders.
SUB- F14: Association of Crime.
If individuals are associated with crime, be it within groups or known gangs, they are liable to be charged as one, acting together. Jail time is subject to offence committed. Also it is the officer job to show evidence that link's the number of person to the crime other wise no arrest can be made. This applies to criminal offenses when multiple people are acting together as one, it cannot be applied to a passenger where a traffic offense has been committed.
G: Practice, procedure and courts.
SUB- G1: Authority to arrest.
(a) An arrest may be made by a certified law enforcement officer.
(b) A certified law enforcement officer may make an arrest:
(1) In obedience to a warrant of arrest delivered to him or her; and
(2) (A) Without a warrant, where a public offense is committed in his or her presence or where he or she has reasonable grounds for believing that the person arrested has committed a felony.
(B) In addition to any other warrant less arrest authority granted by law, a certified law enforcement officer may arrest a person for a misdemeanor without a warrant if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed battery upon another person, the officer finds evidence of bodily harm, and the officer reasonably believes that there is danger of violence unless the person alleged to have committed the battery is arrested without delay.
SUB- G2: Procedures of arrest.
(a) An arrest is made by placing the person of the defendant in restraint or by his or her submitting to the custody of the person making the arrest.
(b) No unnecessary force or violence shall be used in making the arrest.
(c) To make an arrest, a law enforcement officer may break open the door of a house in which the defendant may be after having demanded admittance and explained the purpose for which admittance is desired.
(d) A law enforcement officer making an arrest may summon orally as many persons as he or she deems necessary to aid him or her in making the arrest.
(e) The person making the arrest shall:
(1) Inform the person about to be arrested of the intention to arrest him or her and the offense for which he or she is to be arrested; and
(2) If acting under a warrant of arrest, give information of the warrant.
(f) The law enforcement officer making an arrest in obedience to a warrant shall proceed with the defendant as directed by the warrant.
SUB- G3: Arrest on certain private property permitted.
Police are authorized to enter upon the parking areas of private business establishments and to discover, investigate, and effect the arrest of persons thereon violating any law to the same extent as if the person or persons were upon the public streets or highways.
SUB- G4: Grounds to reasonably suspect.
The following are among the factors to be considered in determining if the officer has grounds to reasonably suspect:
(1) The demeanor of the suspect;
(2) The gait and manner of the suspect;
(3) Any knowledge the officer may have of the suspect's background or character;
(4) Whether the suspect is carrying anything, and what he or she is carrying;
(5) The manner in which the suspect is dressed, including bulges in clothing, when considered in light of all of the other factors;
(6) Any overheard conversation of the suspect;
(7) The particular streets and areas involved;
(8) Any information received from third persons, whether they are known or unknown;
(9) Whether the suspect is consorting with others whose conduct is reasonably suspect;
(10) The suspect's proximity to known criminal conduct;
(11) The incidence of crime in the immediate neighborhood;
(12) The suspect's apparent effort to conceal an article; an
SUB- G5: Authority of law enforcement officers.
Any law enforcement officer in fresh pursuit of a person who is reasonably believed to have committed a crime or has committed or attempted to commit any criminal offense in the presence of the officer, or for whom the officer holds a warrant of arrest for a criminal offense, shall have the authority to pursue, arrest and hold in custody such person anywhere.
SUB- G6: Suspect Plea.
(a)If a suspect pleads guilty to crimes, depending on the offences, the arresting officer could give a 0-10% reduction in time.
(b)If the suspect asks to see evidence, during the normal process for detainment, If the evidence proves the guilt then the suspect will be subject to an extra 25% increase to all jail time and fines.
H: Law enforcement, emergency management and military affairs.
SUB- H1: Resistance to authority.
(a) When an officer authorized to execute process finds or has reason to believe that resistance will be made to the execution of the process, the officer may command as many inhabitants of his or her jurisdiction as he or she may think proper, and any military companies in his or her jurisdiction, armed and equipped, to assist him or her in overcoming the resistance and in arresting and confining the resisters and their aiders and abettors to be punished according to law.
SUB- H2: Drunken, insane, and disorderly persons.
(a) It shall be the duty of all police officers to ticket any drunken person, whom they may find at large.
(b) It shall also be the duty of all police officers to arrest any disorderly person, whom they may find creating a disturbance by noise or other disorder.