Police Academy study guide #1

15 PC
Crime or public offense is an act commited or ommited in violation of a law forbiding or commanding it and to which is annexed upon conviction

15PC Punishment
1. Death
2. Imprisonment
3. Fine
4. Removal from office

16PC
Division of crime and Public offense

16PC Includes
1. Felonies
2. Misdemeanors, and
3. Infractions

17PC Felonies and Misdemeanor Defined
1. A felony is a crime that is punishable by
a.death
b.imprisonment in a state prison
c.imprisonment in county jail under provision of 1170(h) PC
2. All other crime or public offense are misdemeanors except infractions

19.6 PC Infractions
An infraction is not punishable by imprisonment not may the person have a trail by a jury or the service of a public defender

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