San Andreas State Laws.

Below is a list of crimes and how the state defines each one. Should you be found guilty of any of the following crimes you will face punishment ranging from a fine to a custodial sentence the current maximum sentence is 60 months(60 minutes).

Minor Crimes and how we define them.

Jaywalking: Occurs when a pedestrian walks in or crosses a roadway disrupting the flow of traffic.
Drunk and Disorderly: Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol.
Verbally Abusing Cops and EMS: Any foul, abusive or derogatory comments directed at any civil servant or either service in general.
Assault: Is when a Individual uses their fists, feet, head or a weapon(not a firearm) to inflict damage or pain to another person.
Public Indecency: Generally refers to acts involving nudity or sexual activity in view of the public, often with the intent to shock, offend, or arouse.
Public Endangerment: Is a crime involving conduct that is wrongful and reckless, and likely to produce death or serious harm to another person.
Grand Theft of a Vehicle: Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, including driving of a vehicle that is reported stolen(often referred to as Joyriding).
Criminal Damage: A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages any property.
Failure to Comply: In general means refusal, or neglect to obey an official order.
Possession of Narcotics: Is the crime of having one or more illegal drugs in one's possession.
Possession of Stolen Credit Card(s): Is the crime of having one or more credit cards not owned by the individual in one's possession.
Trespassing on Government Property: Is the charge for being in a restricted area without permission such as the custody suite, Bolingbroke Penitentiary, in the military base or on the airport tarmac.
Common Robbery: Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear.

The above crimes are usually dealt with by way of a fine however in some situations they may carry a custodial sentence.

Major Crimes and how we define them.

Bank Robbery: The crime of stealing from cash etc from the banks vault.
Store Robbery: The crime of stealing goods or cash from the store.
Possession of Dirty Money: This is money that has been gained by committing another crime and as such is considered proof of wrong doing.
Stealing a Police or EMS Vehicle: Taking a vehicle without reason and consent from the command staff of either service.
Attempted Abduction: The action of trying take someone away against their will.
Abduction: The action of forcibly taking someone away against their will.
Blackmail: The action of demanding money from or the use of threats or the manipulation of someone's feelings to force them to do something in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them.
Ransom: Demanding a sum of money from someone for the release of a person or belonging.
Bribery: Bribery Is the act of giving something of value in exchange for some kind of action in return, that the recipient would otherwise not alter.
Attempted Murder: Is the crime of preparing to commit an unlawful killing or having a specific intention to cause the death of another Person.
Murder: The unlawful premeditated killing of another person.
Murder of a civil servant: The accidental or premeditated killing of a police officer or medic in the line of duty.
Manslaughter: Is the illegal killing of a person by someone who did not intend to kill them.
Possession / use of Explosive Devices: Molotov cocktails sticky bombs and pipe bombs are all considered to be explosive devices and possession of such items regardless of how you came into possession of them WILL be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Selling / Production of Narcotics: Manufacturing, cultivating or selling drugs is illegal under state law.
Failing to Provide Identification: Refusal to give an officer your identification when asked to do so.
Possession of any Firearms: Carrying any firearm real or replica outside of your home without a police issued licence(which will be posted in the forums).
Identity Theft: Possession or use of stolen or fake identification within the state of San Andreas.
Attempting to escape police custody: This includes any break out attempt by other players and any attempts to leave a police station when still being detained.
Assisting an offender / prisoner / known criminal: This is when one person assists another in escaping the police after they have been detained, or where a person claims to assist another in commiting crimes against their will(unless they prove they were hostage to the situation).

All of the above crimes carry a custodial sentence. Any minor crimes or traffic offences committed in conjunction with a Major crime will also carry a custodial sentence.