CA Codes (pen:1) PENAL CODE SECTION 1 1. This Act shall be known as THE PENAL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, and is divided into four parts, as follows: I.OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS. II.OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. III.OF THE STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS. IV.OF PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS.
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