§ 12001 As used in this title, “firearm” has the meaning provided in …
§ 12003 If any section, subdivision, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, …
§ 12021.5 (a) Every person who carries a loaded or unloaded firearm on his …
§ 12022 (a) (1) Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (d), a …
§ 12022.1 (a) For the purposes of this section only:(1) “Primary …
§ 12022.2 (a) A person who, while armed with a firearm in the commission …
§ 12022.3 For each violation of Section 220 involving a specified sexual …
§ 12022.4 (a) A person who, during the commission or attempted commission …
§ 12022.5 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), any person who …
§ 12022.53 (a) This section applies to the following …
§ 12022.55 Notwithstanding Section 12022.5, any person who, with the intent to …
§ 12022.7 (a) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury on …
§ 12022.75 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), any person who, for …
§ 12022.8 Any person who inflicts great bodily injury, as defined in Section …
§ 12022.85 (a) Any person who violates one or more of the offenses listed …
§ 12022.9 Any person who, during the commission of a felony or attempted …
§ 12022.95 Any person convicted of a violation of Section 273a, who under …

Terms Used In California Codes > Penal Code > Part 4 > Title 2

  • Abstract of judgment: In a federal criminal proceeding, A certification from a U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the supervising authority. See California Government Code 38772
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District: means a tax or assessment district. See California Government Code 38772
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • firearm: has the meaning provided in subdivision (a) of Section 16520. See California Government Code 38791
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • legislative body: means board of trustees, city council, or other governing body of a city. See California Government Code 14856
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Owner: includes joint owner, co-owner, guardian, executor, administrator, or other person holding property in trust under court appointment. See California Government Code 38772
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Project: means the work, improvement, or acquisition, or any combination thereof undertaken by a district. See California Government Code 38772
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Supervising authority: means the board of supervisors of the county in which is situated all or most of the land in a district, or body authorized by law to initiate or hear proceedings for the creation of a district. See California Government Code 38772
  • Weeds: as used in this article , includes any of the following:

    California Government Code 39561.5