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Criminal offences against public order

On assaults on the Authority, its agents and civil servants, and on resistance and disobedience

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Spanish Criminal Code | We specialize in Assaults on the Authority

 

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Spanish Criminal Law on assaults on the Authority, its agents and civil servants, and on resistance and disobedience

Organic Act 10/1995, dated 23rd November, on the Criminal Code | Article 550 to Article 554

 

Article 550

 

1. Those who attack or, with serious intimidation or violence, offer serious resistance to the Authority, its agents or public servants, while they are performing the duties of their office, or on occasion of such duties, shall be convicted of assault.

Attacks against teachers and medical practitioners who are civil servants whilst performing the duties of their office, or on occasion of such duties, shall in all cases be considered assault.

2. Assault shall be punished with a prison sentence of one to four years and a fine of three to six months if the attack is against an authority, and in any other case with a prison sentence of six months to three years.

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding Section, if the authority on which the attack was made is a member of the Government, the Cabinets of the Autonomous Regions, the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate or Legislative Assemblies of the Autonomous Regions, Local Authorities, the General Council of the Judiciary, a Magistrate of the Constitutional Court, a judge, magistrate or member of the Public Prosecution Service, a prison sentence of one to six years and a fine of six to twelve months shall be imposed.

 

Article 551

 

Penalties of one degree higher to those respectively foreseen in the preceding Article shall be imposed if any of the following circumstances concurs in the assault:

1. If weapons or other dangerous objects are used;

2. If the act of violence committed potentially endangers the life of persons or may cause serious injury. In particular, the cases of throwing blunt objects or flammable liquids, fire and the use of explosives are included;

3. If the authority, agent or public officer is attacked using a motor vehicle;

4. If the deeds are carried out during a riot, protest or collective incident within a prison.
 

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Article 553

 

Provocation, conspiracy and solicitation of any of the criminal offences foreseen in the preceding Articles shall be punished with the penalty lower by one or two degrees to that for the relevant criminal offence.

 

Article 554

 

1. The deeds described in Articles 550 and 551 shall also be punished with the penalties outlined therein if they are committed against a member of the Armed Forces who, while in uniform, is providing a service legally entrusted to him.

2. The same penalties shall be imposed on those who, employing violence or intimidation, attack the persons who come to the aid of the authority, its agents or officers.

3. The penalties outlined in Articles 550 and 551 shall also be imposed upon those who attack, employ violence or seriously intimidate:

a) Firemen, healthcare personnel or emergency responders who are acting in the event of an accident, public disaster or emergency situation, with the purpose of preventing them from carrying out their duties of office;

b) Duly identified private security personnel, who are carrying out activities of private security in cooperation and under the command of the State Security Forces and Corps.

 


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