People who shoot bullets into the air on New Year eve could land in jail for 3 years in Baja California Sur


Citizens may denounce neighbors to shoot bullets into the air so that they are sanctioned by the PGJE

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). The head of the Directorate of Crime Prevention and Community Services, Yaloha Aguilar Robles, said that people who shoot outdoors during New Year’s Eve could spend up to 3 years in jail and that if committed while intoxicated or under the influence of a drug, the penalty will be aggravated.

“Taking into account these closing dates of the year where some people like to shoot in the air without damaging spirit, even if they put the lives of innocent people at risk, the State Attorney General’s Office urges the citizens to refrain from carry out this activity during New Year’s night, ”said the official.

In this regard, he specified that, according to the Criminal Code, of the entity, it is specified in Article 168 BIS, that the person who is caught shooting with a firearm in the open air, will be sanctioned by one-two years in prison and a fine of up to 100 days.

“The end of the year festivities are a cause for joy and family union, firearm projectiles can pierce roofs, windows and cause serious injuries and even death of people,” said Aguilar Robles. 

Similarly, he reminded the public that in the entity, shooting in the open-air results in a fixed penalty of 2 to 3 years in prison and up to 500 days and more if it was committed while intoxicated; 

“Shooting in the air is a crime that carries a fixed penalty and if it is committed in a drunken state or under the influence of any drug that affects psychomotor faculties, it would be imposed from 2 to 3 years in prison and up to five hundred days of fine ”, Said the Crime Prevention Director of the PGJE.

Finally, he urged South Californians to call 800 47 45 32 27 to report any incident and provide information on the commission of crimes. 

Source: bcsnoticias

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