California Laws - Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 7. NATIONAL DEFENSE
CHAPTER 2. SABOTAGE PREVENTION ACT OF 1950

Article 3. Sabotage (1670-1674) (2859)(1-click HTML)

1670. Any person who intentionally and maliciously destroys, impairs, injures, interferes, or tampers with real or personal property with reasonable grounds to believe that such act will hinder, delay, or interfere with the preparation of the United States or of any of the states for defense or for war, or with the prosecution of war by the United States, or with the rendering of assistance by the United States to any other nation in connection with that nation's defense, is guilty of a felony. (2860)

1671. Any person who intentionally and maliciously makes or causes to be made or intentionally and maliciously omits to note on inspection any defect in any article or thing with reasonable grounds to believe that such article or thing is intended to be used in connection with the preparation of the United States or any state for defense or for war, or for the prosecution of war by the United States, or with the rendering of assistance by the United States to any other nation in connection with that nation's defense, or that such article or thing is one of a number of similar articles or things, some of which are intended so to be used, is guilty of a felony. (2861)

1672. Any person who is guilty of violating Section 1670 or 1671 is punishable as follows: (2862)

(a) If the act or failure to act causes the death of any person, a person violating this section is punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life without possibility of parole. The penalty shall be determined pursuant to the provisions of Sections 190.3 and 190.4 of the Penal Code. If the act or failure to act causes great bodily injury to any person, a person violating this section is punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole. (2863)

(b) If the act or failure to act does not cause the death of, or great bodily injury to, any person, the person violating this section is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or six years, by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine. However, if a person so acts or so fails to act with the intent to hinder, delay, or interfere with the preparation of the United States or of any state for defense or for war, or with the prosecution of war by the United States, or with the rendering of assistance by the United States to any other nation in connection with that nation's defense, the person is punishable by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), imprisonment in the state prison for three, five, or seven years, or by both that fine and imprisonment. (2864)

1673. Any person who attempts to commit any of the crimes defined by this chapter is punishable as provided in Section 664 of the Penal Code, except that attempts to commit crimes defined by Sections 1670 and 1671 are punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three or four years or by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both. In addition to the acts which constitute an attempt to commit a crime under the law of this state, the solicitation or incitement of another to commit any of the crimes defined by this chapter not followed by the commission of the crime, the collection or assemblage of any materials with the intent that they are to be used then or at a later time in the commission of such crime, or the entry, with or without permission, of a building, enclosure, or other premises of another with the intent to commit any such crime constitutes an attempt to commit such crime. (2865)

1674. If two or more persons conspire to commit any crime defined by this chapter, each is guilty of conspiracy and subject to the same punishment as if he had committed the crime which he conspired to commit, whether or not any act be done in furtherance of the conspiracy. The fact that any of his fellow conspirators has been acquitted, has not been arrested or convicted, is not amenable to justice, or has been pardoned or otherwise discharged before or after conviction does not constitute a defense or ground of suspension of judgment, sentence, or punishment for any person prosecuted under this section. (2866)

  

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