Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597i. Cockfighting implements; prohibitions; penalties

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Primary Citation:  CA PENAL § 597i Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597i Date Adopted:  1939
Summary:

This statute makes it unlawful for anyone to manufacture, buy, sell, barter, exchange, or have in his possession any of the implements commonly known as gaffs or slashers, or any other sharp implement designed to be attached in place of the natural spur of a gamecock or other fighting bird. The section also provides for forfeiture of such items, in addition to any sentence imposed by the court.

Statute Text: 

(a) It shall be unlawful for anyone to manufacture, buy, sell, barter, exchange, or have in his or her possession any of the implements commonly known as gaffs or slashers, or any other sharp implement designed to be attached in place of the natural spur of a gamecock or other fighting bird.

(b) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine and upon conviction thereof shall, in addition to any judgment or sentence imposed by the court, forfeit possession or ownership of those implements.

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(Added by Stats.1939, c. 956, p. 2695, § 1. Amended by Stats.2003, c. 256 (S.B.732), § 3; Stats.2012, c. 133 (S.B.1145), § 3.)

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