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What Is in California’s Penal Code?

The following is a broad overview of the Penal Code

By Chris Micheli, April 9, 2022 3:05 pm

The California Penal Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The Penal Code contains 6 Parts. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the Penal Code.

TITLE OF THE ACT [Section 1]

There is 1 Section.

THE PENAL CODE OF CALIFORNIA

PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS [Sections 1 – 24]

There are 32 Sections.

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [Sections 25 – 680.4]

There are 20 Titles, 66 Chapters, and 10 Articles.

PART 2. OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [Sections 681 – 1620]

There are 15 Titles, 101 Chapters, and 22 Articles.

PART 3. OF IMPRISONMENT AND THE DEATH PENALTY [Sections 2000 – 10007]

There are 18 Titles, 83 Chapters, and 57 Articles.

PART 4. PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS [Sections 11006 – 14315]

There are 25 Titles, 43 Chapters, and 47 Articles.

PART 5. PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL [Sections 15001 – 15003]

There are 2 Sections.

PART 6. CONTROL OF DEADLY WEAPONS [Sections 16000 – 34370]

There are 4 Titles, 73 Chapters, and 93 Articles.

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