§ 25 (a) The defense of diminished capacity is hereby abolished. In a …
§ 26 All persons are capable of committing crimes except those belonging …
§ 27 (a) The following persons are liable to punishment under the …
§ 28 (a) Evidence of mental disease, mental defect, or mental …
§ 29 In the guilt phase of a criminal action, any expert testifying about …
§ 29.2 (a) The intent or intention is manifested by the circumstances …
§ 29.4 (a) No act committed by a person while in a state of voluntary …
§ 29.8 In any criminal proceeding in which a plea of not guilty by reason of …

Terms Used In California Codes > Penal Code > Part 1 > Title 1 - OF PERSONS LIABLE TO PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Penal Code 7
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See California Penal Code 7
  • School building: as used in this article , means any building used, or designed to be used, for community college purposes and constructed by the state, by any city, county, or city and county, by any district of any kind within the state, by any regional occupational center or program created by or authorized to act by an agreement under joint exercise of power, or by the United States government, or any agency thereof. See California Education Code 81050
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Penal Code 7
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.