What Does the Code 69 PC Stand for in California's Laws?


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"69 PC" refers to section 69 of the California Penal Code, according to the Shouse California Law Group. This law makes it illegal to resist or attempt to resist an executive officer. It is more serious than resisting arrest under section 148 of the penal code.

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Prosecutors may bring charges under section 69 as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of the crime and the individual's criminal history, explains Aizman Law Firm. The maximum misdemeanor sentence is one year in jail and a fine of $10,000, while a felony conviction is punishable by up to 16 months in jail and a fine of $10,000.

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