2009 California Military and Veterans Code - Section 1670-1674 :: Article 3. Sabotage

MILITARY AND VETERANS CODE
SECTION 1670-1674

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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