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Los Angeles County Bail Bond Schedule

How Much You Pay Based On The Felony You’re Charged With

Here are the base bail amounts for felonies in Los Angeles County. It’s recommended that judges use these as a starting point for setting bail for the listed crimes. It’s common for bail to be set higher or lower than the recommended amount. Judges do have the authority to deviate from the suggested amount. This guide does not include misdemeanor bail bond amounts.

California Penal Code Los Angeles Bail Bonds Schedule

Penal Code ViolationBail Bond AmountViolent or Serious Crime
PC 32 – ACCESSORIES$20,000No
PC 67 – BRIBERY OF STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER$25,000No
PC 67.5 – BRIBERY OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE$20,000No
PC 68 – BRIBE, SOLICITING BY PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE$25,000No
PC 69 – RESISTING ARREST/THREATENING EXECUTIVE OFFICER$25,000Yes
PC 76 – THREATS TO THE LIFE OF AN OFFICIAL OR JUDGE$100,000Yes
PC 92, 93 – BRIBE, OFFERING, ACCEPTING BY JUDGE, JUROR, REFEREE$100,000Yes
PC 113 – MANUFACTURING OR SELLING FALSE CITIZENSHIP OR RESIDENT ALIEN
DOCUMENTS
$75,000Yes
PC 114 – USING FALSE DOCUMENTS TO CONCEAL TRUE CITIZENSHIP$50,000Yes
PC 115 – OFFERING FORGED/FALSE DOCUMENTS FOR FILING$35,000YES
PC 115.1 – CAMPAIGN VIOLATIONS.$50,000YES
PC 118 – PERJURY$25,000NO
PC 127 – SUBORNATION OF PERJURY$25,000YES
PC 136.1 – PREVENTING, DISSUADING WITNESS FROM ATTENDANCE,
TESTIFYING
$100,000YES
PC 137(a),(b) – INFLUENCING TESTIMONY$100,000YES
PC 141(b) – FILING OF FALSE EVIDENCE BY POLICE $50,000YES
PC 141(c) – FILING OF FALSE EVIDENCE BY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY$50,000YES
PC 149 – ASSAULT BY OFFICER UNDER COLOR OF AUTHORITY .$35,000YES
PC 165 – BRIBERY OF COUNCILMAN, SUPERVISOR$25,000YES
PC 182 – CONSPIRACYSame as a substantive offenseYES
PC 187 – MURDER – with special circumstance
All Other Murders
NOT BAILABLE
2,000,000
YES
PC 191.5 – VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER$100,000YES
PC 191.5(a) – DUI with gross negligence$100,000YES
PC 191.5(b) – DUI without gross negligence$50,000YES
PC 192(a) – MANSLAUGHTER – Voluntary$100,000YES
PC 192(b) – MANSLAUGHTER – Involuntary$25,000YES
PC 192(c)(1) – VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER – Driving vehicle with gross negligence$50,000YES
PC 192(c)(3) – VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER – Accident caused for financial gain$100,000YES
PC 192.5 – VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER – Operating a vessel$100,000YES
PC 192.5(a) – DUI with gross negligence$100,000YES
PC 192.5(b) – DUI without gross negligence$50,000YES
PC 192.5(c) – With gross negligence .$50,000YES
PC 203 – MAYHEM$100,000YES
PC 205 – AGGRAVATED MAYHEM (LIFE)$1,000,000YES
PC 207 – KIDNAPPING Kidnapping child under age 14 to deprive custody (P.C. 667.85), Kidnapping for purpose of felony sexual offense (P.C. 667.8(a) and (b))$100,000
$150,000
$1,000,000
YES
PC 209 – KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM, ROBBERY, SEX OFFENSE, etc. (LIFE) Including kidnapping child under age 14 to deprive custody (P.C. 667.85), and
kidnapping for purpose of felony sexual offense (P.C. 667.8(a) and (b))
$1,000,000YES
PC 209.5 – KIDNAPPING DURING A CARJACKING (LIFE)$1,000,000YES
PC 210.5 – FALSE IMPRISONMENT – KIDNAP TO EVADE ARREST$100,000YES
PC 211 – ROBBERY – First Degree$100,000YES
PC 211 – ROBBERY – Second Degree$50,000YES
PC 215 – CARJACKING$100,000YES
PC 219 – TRAINWRECKING (LIFE)$1,000,000.00YES
PC 220(a) – ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT MAYHEM, RAPE, SODOMY,
ORAL COPULATION, OR ANY VIOLATION OF P.C. 264.1,
288 or 289
Same as substantive offenseYES
PC 220(b) – ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SPECIFIED SEX OFFENSES
WHILE IN THE COMMISSION OF FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY
$1,000,000YES
PC 222 – ADMINISTERING DRUGS TO AID FELONY$20,000YES
PC 236 – FALSE IMPRISONMENT$50,000YES
PC 236.1 – HUMAN TRAFFICKING$100,000YES
PC 236.1 – If victim is under age 18$150,000YES
PC 237(b) – FALSE IMPRISONMENT – ELDER OR DEPENDENT PERSON$50,000YES
PC 241.1 – ASSAULT$25,000YES
PC 243 – BATTERY$50,000YES
PC 243(c) -BATTERY Upon peace officer, etc. with injury$50,000YES
PC 243(d) -BATTERY With serious bodily injury$50,000YES
PC 243.1 – BATTERY$25,000YES
PC 243.4 – SEXUAL BATTERY$25,000YES
PC 244 – ASSAULT WITH CHEMICALS$50,000YES
PC 245(a)(1) – ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON, OTHER THAN A FIREARM$30,000YES
PC 245(a)(2) – ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM$50,000YES
PC 245(a)(4) – ASSAULT WITH FORCE LIKELY TO PRODUCE G.B.I.$30,000YES
PC 245(b) – ASSAULT WITH A SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARM$75,000YES
PC 245(c) – ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON OTHER THAN A FIREARM OR
FORCE LIKELY TO PRODUCE G.B.I. UPON A PEACE OFFICER OR
FIREFIGHTER
$50,000YES
PC 245(d)(1) – ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM UPON A PEACE OFFICER OR
FIREFIGHTER
$100,000YES
PC 245(d)(2) – ASSAULT WITH A SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARM UPON A
PEACE OFFICER OR FIREFIGHTER
$200,000YES
PC 246 – SHOOTING AT INHABITED DWELLING, BUILDING,
OCCUPIED MOTOR VEHICLE
$250,000YES
PC 246.3(a) – SHOOTING AT INHABITED DWELLING, BUILDING,
OCCUPIED MOTOR VEHICLE
$250,000YES
PC 261 – RAPE$100,000YES
PC 261 – If victim is under 18$200,000YES
PC 261 – If victim is under 14$250,000YES
PC 261.5(c) – UNLAWFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH PERSON UNDER 18$20,000YES
PC 261.5(d) – If defendant is over 21 and minor under 16$25,000YES
PC 264.1 – RAPE IN CONCERT WITH ANOTHER BY FORCE OR VIOLENCE$100,000YES
PC 264.1 – If victim is under 18$200,000YES
PC 264.1 – If victim is under 14$200,000YES
PC 266h(a) – PIMPING$25,000YES
PC 266h(b)(1) – If other person is a minor age 16 or older$50,000YES
PC 266h(b)(2) – If other person is a minor under age 16$75,000YES
PC 266i – PANDERING$35,000YES
PC 266i – If other person is a minor$50,000YES
PC 269 – AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS$250,000YES
PC 273a(a) – WILLFUL HARM OR INJURY TO CHILD LIKELY TO
PRODUCE G.B.I. OR DEATH
$100,000YES
PC 273d(a) – CORPORAL PUNISHMENT OR INJURY OF CHILD$50,000YES
PC 273.5 – CORPORAL INJURY TO SPECIFIED PERSONS$50,000YES
PC 273.5 – With prior conviction under P.C. 273.5(f)$100,000YES
PC 273.6 – VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER$50,000YES
PC 278 – CHILD STEALING$40,000YES
PC 278 – By use of the internet$100,000YES
PC 285 – Incest$50,000YES
PC 286 – SODOMY$100,000YES
PC 286(b)(1) – (Victim Under 18)$50,000YES
PC 286(b)(2) – (Victim Under 16/Defendant Over 21)$100,000YES
PC 286(c)(1) – (Victim Under 14/Defendant More Than Ten Years Older)$100,000YES
PC 286(c)(2)(A) (Victim Compelled With Force)$100,000YES
PC 286(c)(2)(B) (Victim Under 14 Compelled With Force)$100,000YES
PC 286(c)(2)(C) – If victim is a minor age 14 or older with force or duress$100,000YES
PC 286(d)(1) – If in concert with force or fear$250,000YES
PC 286(d)(2) – If in concert with force or fear upon a victim under age 14$250,000YES
PC 286(d)(3) – If in concert with force or fear upon a minor victim age 14 or over$250,000YES
PC 286(e) – If committed in state prison or jail$100,000YES
PC 286(f) and (g) – If victim unconscious of nature of act/incapable of consent$100,000YES
PC 287 – ORAL COPULATION$50,000YES
PC 287(b)(1) – If victim is under age 18$50,000YES
PC 287(b)(2) – If victim is under age 16 and defendant is over age 21$75,000YES
PC 287(c)(1) – If victim is under age 14 and defendant more than 10 years older than victim$100,000YES
PC 287(c)(2)(A) – If defendant compelled another by force, duress or threats of great bodily injury$100,000YES
PC 287(c)(2)(B) – If victim is under age 14 with force or duress$100,000YES
PC 287(c)(2)(C) – If the victim is a minor age 14 or older with force or duress$100,000YES
PC 287(d)(1) – If in concert with force or fear$250,000YES
PC 287(d)(2) – If in concert with force or fear upon a victim under age 14$250,000YES
PC 287(d)(3) – If in concert with force or fear upon a minor victim age 14 or over$250,000YES
PC 287(e) – If committed in state prison or jail$100,000YES
PC 287(f) and (g) – If victim unconscious of nature of act/incapable of consent$100,000YES
PC 288.2 – DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY$20,000YES
PC 288.2 – (With Prior) $40,000YES
PC 288 -LEWD ACTS$100,000YES
PC 288(a) – If victim is under age 14$100,000YES
PC 288(b)(1) – If victim is under age 14 with force$100,000YES
PC 288(b)(2) – By caretaker upon a dependent person with force$100,000YES
PC 288(i) – If victim is under age 14 with bodily harm$1,000,000YES
PC 288.3(a) – CONTACT MINOR WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SEXUAL OFFENSE$5,000YES
PC 288.3(c) – With Prior$25,000YES
PC 288.4(a)(2) – ARRANGE MEETING WITH MINOR FOR PURPOSE OF EXPOSING OR
PROCURING SEXUAL EXPOSURE WITH PRIOR
$75,000YES
PC 288.4(b) – ATTEND AN ARRANGED MEETING WITH MINOR FOR PURPOSE OF EXPOSING
OR PROCURING SEXUAL EXPOSURE OR ENGAGING IN LEWD ACT
$75,000YES
PC 288.5 – CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD$350,000YES
PC 288.7 – ENGAGE IN SPECIFIED SEX ACTS WITH MINOR UNDER 10$250,000YES
PC 289 – SEXUAL PENETRATION$100,000YES
PC 289(a)(1)(B) – If victim is under age 14 with force or duress$100,000YES
PC 289(a)(1)(C) – If victim is a minor age 14 or older with force or duress$100,000YES
PC 289.6(a)(2-3) – ENGAGE IN SPECIFIED SEX ACTS WITH PERSON CONFINED
IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE DETENTION FACILITY
$50,000YES
PC 290 – FAILURE OF CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER TO REGISTER$20,000YES
PC 290.46(j)(2) – USE INFORMATION DISCLOSED ON SEX OFFENDER INTERNET WEB
SITE TO COMMIT A FELONY
$25,000YES
PC 311.2 – BRING OR DISTRIBUTE OBSCENE MATTER WITHIN STATE$40,000YES
PC 311.4 – USE OF MINOR IN BRINGING OR DISTRIBUTING OBSCENE
MATTER WITHIN STATE
$40,000YES
PC 311.11(a) – POSSESSION OR CONTROL OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY$20,000YES
PC 311.11(b) – With Prior$40,000YES
PC 311.11(c) – More than 600 images (with at least 10 images involving prepubescent minor)
or images portraying sexual sadism or masochism
$40,000YES
PC 314(1) – INDECENT EXPOSURE$35,000YES
PC 337a – BOOKMAKING$10,000YES
PC 337a – Second Offense$12,500YES
PC 337a – Third Offense$15,000YES
PC 368 – ELDER ABUSE$50,000YES
PC 405a – TAKING PERSON FROM LAWFUL CUSTODY OF A PEACE OFFICER
BY MEANS OF A RIOT
$50,000YES
PC 422 – CRIMINAL THREATS$50,000YES
PC 424 – EMBEZZLEMENT OR FALSIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS BY
PUBLIC OFFICERS
$25,000YES
PC 451(a) – ARSON CAUSING GREAT BODILY INJURY$250,000YES
PC 451(b) – ARSON, INHABITED STRUCTURE$250,000YES
PC 451(c) – ARSON, STRUCTURE OR FOREST LAND$75,000YES
PC 451(d) – ARSON, OTHER PROPERTY$50,000YES
PC 451.5 – AGGRAVATED ARSON$500,000YES
PC 452(a) – RECKLESSLY CAUSING FIRE WITH GREAT BODILY INJURY$35,000YES
PC 452(b) – RECKLESSLY CAUSING FIRE, INHABITED STRUCTURE$25,000YES
PC 452(c) – RECKLESSLY CAUSING FIRE, STRUCTURE OR FOREST LAND$20,000YES
PC 453(a) – POSSESSION, ETC.OF EXPLOSIVES, FLAMMABLE MATTER$50,000YES
PC 454 – ARSON DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY$350,000YES
PC 455 – ATTEMPT OR PREPARATION TO BURN ANY STRUCTURE OR PROPERTY$75,000YES
PC 459 – BURGLARY$50,000YES
PC 459 – Residential$50,000YES
PC 459 – All others$20,000YES
PC 463 – LOOTING$50,000YES
PC 464 – BURGLARY WITH EXPLOSIVES$50,000YES
PC 470 – FORGERY$20,000YES
PC 470a – FORGERY/COUNTERFEITING DRIVER’S LICENSE OR I.D. CARD$20,000YES
PC 470b – DISPLAYING OR POSSESSING FORGED DRIVER’S LICENSE OR I.D.
CARD WITH INTENT TO ACCOMPLISH A FORGERY
$20,000YES
PC 471 – FORGERY, FALSE ENTRIES IN RECORDS OR RETURNS$20,000YES
PC 472 – FORGERY OR COUNTERFEITING ANY PUBLIC OR CORPORATE SEAL$20,000YES
PC 475 – FORGED BILLS OR NOTES, POSSESSION OR RECEIPT$20,000YES
PC 476 – FICTITIOUS CHECKS, MAKING, UTTERING$20,000YES
PC 476a – N.S.F. CHECKS$5,000YES
PC 477, 479, 480 – COUNTERFEITING OF COIN$25,000YES
PC 484b – THEFT, DIVERSION OF MONEY RECEIVED FOR SERVICES,
LABOR, MATERIAL, etc.
If amount diverted exceeds $2,350
$20,000YES
PC 484c – EMBEZZLEMENT OF FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION$25,000YES
PC 484e – 484i – VARIOUS FELONIES RELATING TO CREDIT CARDS$20,000YES
PC 487(a) and (b) – GRAND THEFT IF VALUE EXCEEDS $950, OR WITH QUALIFYING
PRIOR CONVICTION(S) IF VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 487(a) and (b) – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487(a) and (b) – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487(a) and (b) – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487(c) – GRAND THEFT PERSON$25,000YES
PC 487(d)(1) – THEFT OF AUTOMOBILE$35,000YES
PC 487(d)(1) – When there is evidence of a chop shop operation$50,000YES
PC 487(d)(2) – GRAND THEFT – FIREARM.$50,000YES
PC 487a – GRAND THEFT OF HORSE OR OTHER LIVESTOCK IF VALUE
EXCEEDS $950, OR WITH QUALIFYING PRIOR CONVICTION(S)
$20,000YES
PC 487a – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487a – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487a – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487b – GRAND THEFT – CONVERSION OF REAL PROPERTY IF VALUE
EXCEEDS $950, OR WITH QUALIFYING PRIOR CONVICTION(S)
IF VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 487b – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487b – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487b – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487d – GRAND THEFT OF GOLD DUST, AMALGAM OR QUICKSILVER IF
VALUE EXCEEDS $950, OR WITH QUALIFYING PRIOR
CONVICTION(S) IF VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 487d – If amount of theft is over $50,000$20,000YES
PC 487d – If amount of theft is over $250,000$45,000YES
PC 487d – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$70,000YES
PC 487e – GRAND THEFT OF DOG IF VALUE EXCEEDS $950$20,000YES
PC 487e – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487e – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487e – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487g – GRAND THEFT OF ANIMAL FOR PURPOSE OF SALE, MEDICAL
RESEARCH, SLAUGHTER OR OTHER COMMERCIAL USE IF VALUE
EXCEEDS $950, OR WITH QUALIFY
$20,000YES
PC 487g – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487g – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487g – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487h – GRAND THEFT OF CARGO IF VALUE EXCEEDS $950, OR WITH
QUALIFYING PRIOR CONVICTION(S) IF VALUE DOES NOT
EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 487h – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487h – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487h – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487i – DEFRAUD A HOUSING PROGRAM OF A PUBLIC HOUSING
AUTHORITY OF VALUE EXCEEDING $950, OR WITH QUALIFYING
PRIOR CONVICTION(S) IF VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 487i – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487i – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487i – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487j – GRAND THEFT OF COPPER MATERIALS IF VALUE EXCEEDS $950,
OR WITH QUALIFYING PRIOR CONVICTION(S) IF VALUE DOES NOT
EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 487j – If amount of theft is over $50,000$45,000YES
PC 487j – If amount of theft is over $250,000$70,000YES
PC 487j – If amount of theft is over $1,000,000$120,000YES
PC 487m – GRAND THEFT OF WAGES IF VALUE EXCEEDS $950 FROM ONE
EMPLOYEE, OR IF VALUE EXCEEDS $2350 IN AGGREGATE FROM
TWO OR MORE EMPLOYEES IN ANY CONSECUTIVE 12-MONTH
PERIOD
$20,000YES
PC 490.4 – ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT$20,000YES
PC 496 – RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY IF VALUE MORE THAN $950, OR
WITH QUALIFYING PRIORS IF VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $950
$20,000YES
PC 497 – STOLEN PROPERTY, BRINGING INTO STATE$20,000YES
PC 502 – COMPUTER RELATED CRIMES$25,000YES
PC 502(c)(1)-(7) – Unlawful Access, Data Usage/Damage/Deletion/Alteration, Non-permitted Use,
Denial of Service
$50,000YES
PC 502(c)(8) – $100,000YES
PC 502(c)(10)-(14) – $100,000YES
PC 504 – EMBEZZLEMENT, MISAPPROPRIATION BY PUBLIC OFFICERS
If amount stolen is over $50,000
If amount stolen is over $250,000
If amount stolen is over $1,000,000
$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$150,000
YES
PC 504a – EMBEZZLEMENT, DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER
LEASE OR LIEN
$20,000YES
PC 504b – EMBEZZLEMENT OF PROCEEDS OF SALE OF SECURED
PROPERTY
If amount stolen is over $50,000
If amount stolen is over $250,000
If amount stolen is over $1,000,000
$20,000
$45,000
$70,000
$120,000
YES
PC 505 – EMBEZZLEMENT BY CARRIER OR INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORTING
PROPERTY FOR HIRE
If amount stolen is over $50,000
If amount stolen is over $250,000
If amount stolen is over $1,000,000
$20,000
$45,000
$70,000
$120,000
YES
PC 506 – EMBEZZLEMENT, MISAPPROPRIATION BY TRUSTEE,
CONTRACTOR
If amount stolen is over $50,000
If amount stolen is over $250,000
If amount stolen is over $1,000,000
$25,000
$50,000
$75,000
$125,000
YES
PC 507 – EMBEZZLEMENT BY BAILEE
If amount stolen is over $50,000
If amount stolen is over $250,000
If amount stolen is over $1,000,000
$20,000
$45,000
$70,000
$120,000
YES
PC 514 – EMBEZZLEMENT OR DEFALCATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS
If amount stolen is over $50,000
If amount stolen is over $250,000
If amount stolen is over $1,000,000
$25,000
$50,000
$75,000
$125,000
YES
PC 518, 519 – Etortion not amounting to robery$35,000YES
PC 518, 519 – Etortion not amounting to robbery$35,000YES
PC 523(a) – Extortion, threatening letters$35,000YES
PC 523(b) – Extortion Ransomware$50,000YES
PC 529 – False personation of another$50,000YES
PC 530.5 – UNAUTHORIZED USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OBTAIN
CREDIT, GOODS, etc
$50,000YES
PC 149 – ASSAULT BY OFFICER UNDER COLOR OF AUTHORITY.$20,000YES
PC 532f – MORTGAGE FRAUD
If amount of loss is over $50,000
If amount of loss is over $250,000
If amount of loss is over $1,000,000
$20,000
$45,000
$70,000
$120,000
YES
PC 548 – DEFRAUDING INSURER
If amount taken is over $50,000
If amount taken is over $250,000
If amount taken is over $1,000,000
$25,000
$50,000
$75,000
$125,000
YES
PC 550 – FALSE OR FRAUDULENT INSURANCE CLAIM
If amount taken is over $50,000
If amount taken is over $250,000
If amount taken is over $1,000,000
$25,000
$50,000
$75,000
$125,000
YES
PC 594.3(b) – CHURCH/CEMETERY VANDALISM$50,000YES
PC 597.5(a) – DOG FIGHTING$20,000YES
PC 646.9(a-c) – STALKING$150,000YES
PC 647.6 – CHILD MOLESTATION WITH SPECIFIED PRIOR$150,000YES
PC 653f(b) – SOLICIT MURDER$1,000,000YES
PC 653f(c) – SOLICIT RAPE, etc$100,000YES
PC 653w(a) – FAILURE TO DISCLOSE ORIGIN OF RECORDING OR
AUDIOVISUAL WORK
$25,000YES
PC 664(a) – ATTEMPT WHERE COMPLETED CRIME PUNISHABLE BY STATE PRISON
Except for attempted murder
Same as substantive offenseYES
PC 664/187 – ATTEMPTED MURDER$1,000,000YES
PC 666 – PETTY THEFT
With qualifying prior conviction(s)
$20,000YES
PC 4501 – ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON BY PRISON INMATE$25,000YES
PC 4501.5 – BATTERY ON NON-INMATE BY PRISON INMATE$25,000YES
PC 4502 – POSSESSION OF DEADLY WEAPON BY PRISON INMATE$50,000YES
PC 4503 – HOLDING OF HOSTAGES BY PRISON INMATE$100,000YES
PC 4530 – ESCAPE, ATTEMPTED ESCAPE FROM PRISON WITH OR WITHOUT
FORCE OR VIOLENCE
$250,000YES
PC 4532 – ESCAPE, ATTEMPTED ESCAPE BY FELON, MISDEMEANANT, INEBRIATE, OR
PERSON ON WORK FURLOUGH FROM JAIL, INDUSTRIAL
FARM, etc
$100,000YES
PC 4573 – BRINGING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE INTO JAIL OR PRISON$25,000YES
PC 4574 – BRINGING WEAPON INTO JAIL OR PRISON$50,000YES
PC 11418 (except (b)(2)) – POSSESSION, ETC. WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION$500,000YES
PC 11418(b)(2) – EMPLOY WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION –
CAUSE DEATH (LIFE)
$1,000,000YES
PC 11418.1 – SEND, ETC. FALSE WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION WITH
INTENT TO CAUSE FEAR
$50,000YES
PC 11419 – POSSESSION OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS$500,000YES
PC 18715 – POSSESSION OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES OR EXPLOSIVES
IN PUBLIC PLACES
$500,000YES
PC 18720 – CARRY OR PLACE EXPLOSIVE ON COMMON CARRIER$500,000YES
PC 18725 – POSSESSION OF EXPLODING OR DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE OR
EXPLOSIVE WITH INTENT TO INJURE
$500,000YES
PC 18740 – EXPLODING DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE OR EXPLOSIVE WITH
INTENT TO MURDER (LIFE)
$1,000,000YES
PC 18745 – UNLAWFUL EXPLOSION CAUSING BODILY INJURY$500,000YES
PC 18750 – UNLAWFUL USE OF TEAR GAS$25,000YES
PC 22810 – CONCEALED WEAPON ON PERSON OR IN VEHICLE$35,000YES
PC 25400 – POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM$35,000YES
PC 25850 – CONCEALABLE FIREARMS, OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION BY
FELON, ADDICT; KNOWLEDGE OF OUTSTANDING WARRANT
$250,000YES
PC 26100(c) – CONCEALABLE FIREARMS, OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION BY
FELON, ADDICT; KNOWLEDGE OF OUTSTANDING WARRANT
$35,000YES
PC 29800 – UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION$35,000YES
PC 30305(a) – MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, etc. ASSAULT WEAPON$50,000YES
PC 30605 – POSSESSION OF ANY ASSAULT WEAPON$35,000YES
PC 31360 – FELON WITH BODY ARMOR$100,000YES

The Los Angeles County Penal Code is a crucial legal framework that plays a pivotal role in maintaining law and order in one of the most populous and vibrant counties in the United States. Understanding this legal system is essential, whether you’re a resident of Los Angeles County, a legal professional, or just someone interested in how the justice system works. In this article, we’ll delve into the Los Angeles County Penal Code, exploring what it is, how it functions, and why it’s important.

What is the Los Angeles County Penal Code?

The Los Angeles County Penal Code, often simply referred to as the “Penal Code,” is a comprehensive body of laws and regulations that govern criminal conduct within the county’s jurisdiction. These laws cover a wide range of offenses, from minor infractions to serious felonies. The code outlines various criminal acts, their classifications, and the associated penalties.

Key Aspects of the Los Angeles County Penal Code

  1. Classification of Offenses: The Penal Code categorizes offenses into different classes based on their severity. The classes typically include infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the least serious, while felonies are the most serious. Misdemeanors fall in between and can be further classified as either “simple” or “aggravated” misdemeanors.
  2. Elements of a Crime: To secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove that the defendant committed all the necessary elements of a particular crime, as defined by the Penal Code. This may include proving intent, specific actions, and harm caused.
  3. Sentencing Guidelines: The Penal Code outlines the penalties and sentencing guidelines for various offenses, including imprisonment, fines, probation, or rehabilitation programs. Sentencing can vary depending on the severity of the crime, prior criminal history, and other relevant factors.
  4. Statute of Limitations: The Penal Code also sets time limits within which charges can be filed for different offenses. This helps ensure that cases are prosecuted in a timely manner.
  5. Legal Defenses: The Penal Code recognizes various legal defenses that defendants can use to challenge charges, such as self-defense, lack of intent, or mistaken identity.

Why is the Los Angeles County Penal Code Important?

  1. Protection of Society: The Penal Code exists to protect the rights and safety of the public. By establishing clear laws and penalties, it helps deter criminal behavior and holds offenders accountable for their actions.
  2. Fair and Just System: The code ensures that individuals accused of crimes have legal rights and protections, such as the right to legal representation, due process, and a fair trial.
  3. Consistency and Transparency: It provides a consistent legal framework that judges, attorneys, and law enforcement can follow, promoting transparency and predictability within the justice system.
  4. Rehabilitation: The Penal Code also allows for rehabilitation and treatment programs, recognizing that some offenders may benefit more from education and support rather than incarceration.
  5. Legal Education: For legal professionals and the general public, the Penal Code serves as a vital resource for understanding the legal system and the consequences of criminal behavior.

Conclusion

The Los Angeles County Penal Code is a fundamental aspect of the justice system, providing the legal foundation for maintaining order and safety within the county. It is a dynamic and ever-evolving system that reflects the changing needs of society. Understanding the code’s principles and its significance is essential, as it impacts the lives of countless individuals and contributes to a just and secure community in Los Angeles County. Whether you’re a resident, a legal professional, or just curious about the workings of the law, familiarizing yourself with the Penal Code is a valuable pursuit.

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