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The jurisdiction of local law enforcement is limited to state penal code violations and local ordinances.
Two amendments to the country’s penal code have been proposed.
Pridgen said police are determining whether Alexander may have violated a city ordinance or penal code by bringing a gun onto campus.
Jordan is also working on amendments to its anti-human trafficking law and the penal code to strengthen sentences for human trafficking violations.
Moreover, the revolutionary penal code of 1791 reformed punitive practices, suppressing torture prior to execution, standardizing death sentence, and replacing public displays of spectacular justice with incarceration.
The original charge was brought, not under the penal code, but under the state labor law.
Fields would face up to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder, while second-degree murder carries a penalty of five to 40 years in prison, according to the Virginia penal code.
It has been interpreted in thousands of ways over time, but has stereotypically become associated with extreme and rare instances in places like Saudi Arabia where penal codes allow for beheadings.
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law : a set of laws relating to crimes and the punishments for those crimes
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