2023 California Code
Health and Safety Code - HSC
DIVISION 10 - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
CHAPTER 9.5 - Loitering for Drug Activities
Section 11530.

11530. As used in this subdivision, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a)  “Loiter” means to delay or linger without a lawful purpose for being on the property and for the purpose of committing a crime as opportunity may be discovered.

(b)  “Public place” means an area open to the public or exposed to public view and includes streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, parking lots, automobiles, whether moving or not, and buildings open to the general public, including those which serve food or drink, or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 981, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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