Title 2.Crimes Against Property and Criminal Profiteering
[PC CHANGE] Possession of Burglary Tools
What should be changed: A section allowing melee weapons used to break into vehicles, houses to be included as a burglary tool.
Why: Realistically speaking, no one uses screwdrivers or tension bars, either through RP or through the script to break into cars, it's way too complicated when all you need is a baseball bat and a good swing to get at what you want.
Title 3. Crimes Against Public Decency
[PC ADD] Loitering/Criminal Trespass
What should be changed: 1. A person who stands, sits or otherwise idles on public grounds meant for passage shall be charged with Loitering.
2. A person who has been banned from a private or public establishment for breach of rules or laws, and returns to said establishment without the ban being lifted shall be charged with Criminal Trespass.
Why: This is a response to two issues, vagrancy in which there's a huge issue with them standing around on street corners and in many instances stepping into the street to beg, or otherwise being a nuisance. As well as those who congregate at street corners in well known gang and drug areas to sell, purchase, or facilitate the use of narcotics.
Title 8. Vehicular Offences
[PC ADD] Refusal to Submit to a Sobriety Test
What should be changed:1. It is implied that anyone that applies for, or holds a San Andreas Driver’s License consents to a blood, breath, or urine test to determine their level of intoxication if suspected of driving under the influence (DUI/DWI). Therefore, it shall be unlawful for any person with such a Driver’s License to refuse to submit to any intoxication measuring test.
2. Should a person refuse, their license will automatically be revoked, and they may be charged this offense as a misdemeanor.
Why: Same as explained above, having a driver's license is a privilege, not a right, if you're suspected of driving under the influence, their should be a consequence for not complying with efforts to determine definitively your intoxication level.
Title 10. Enhancements
[PC ADD] Simple Assault/Battery
What should be changed: 1. A person who makes contact, or the threat of contact through bodily fluids toward an individual (spitting, peeing, etc.) shall be charged with Simple Assault if contact is not made, Simple Battery if contact is made.
Why: I've run into situations where people are on the borderline of Battery or Assault, adding a Simple enhancement allows for the issue to be dealt with so there is a consequence, while at the same time not going overboard and overpunishing someone for an offense. This would also clear up what should be done in such situations.
[PC ADD] Habitual Offender
What should be changed: 1. A person who commits an infraction within 48 hours of being stopped and/or fined for the same infraction may be charged with a misdemeanor, double the original fine, and/or issue a warning on the driver's license.
Why: This gives officers more room to correct continuous offenses, instead of writing the same ticket, or trying to BS their way into a more serious charge, a Habitual enhancement allows them to either arrest, issue double the normal fine, or issue a warning where one is not usually given.