2009 California Penal Code - Section 12355 :: Chapter 3.2. Boobytraps


12355.  (a) Except as provided in Chapter 2.5 (commencing with
Section 12301), any person who assembles, maintains, places, or
causes to be placed a boobytrap device as described in subdivision
(c) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state
prison for two, three, or five years.
   (b) Possession of any device with the intent to use the device as
a boobytrap is punishable by imprisonment in state prison, or in a
county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding five
thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
   (c) For purposes of this section, "boobytrap" means any concealed
or camouflaged device designed to cause great bodily injury when
triggered by an action of any unsuspecting person coming across the
device. Boobytraps may include, but are not limited to, guns,
ammunition, or explosive devices attached to trip wires or other
triggering mechanisms, sharpened stakes, and lines or wire with hooks

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