Article 7. When light felonies are punishable.

Light felonies are punishable only when they have been consummated, with the exception of those committed against person or property. What are light felonies? Light felonies are those defined under Article 9, paragraph 3.  The light felonies punished by the Revised Penal Code. Article 266. Slight physical injuries  Article 309, paragraphs 7 and 8. Theft … Continue reading Article 7. When light felonies are punishable.

Article 6. Consummated, frustrated, and attempted felonies. — Consummated felonies as well as those which are frustrated and attempted, are punishable.

A felony is consummated when all the elements necessary for its execution and accomplishment are present; and it is frustrated when the offender performs all the acts of execution which would produce the felony as a consequence but which, nevertheless, do not produce it by reason of causes independent of the will of the perpetrator. … Continue reading Article 6. Consummated, frustrated, and attempted felonies. — Consummated felonies as well as those which are frustrated and attempted, are punishable.

Article 5. Duty of the court in connection with acts which should be repressed but which are not covered by the law, and in cases of excessive penalties.

Whenever a court has knowledge of any act which it may deem proper to repress and which is not punishable by law, it shall render the proper decision, and shall report to the Chief Executive, through the Department of Justice, the reasons which induce the court to believe that said act should be made the … Continue reading Article 5. Duty of the court in connection with acts which should be repressed but which are not covered by the law, and in cases of excessive penalties.

Article 4. Criminal liability. — Criminal liability shall be incurred:

1. By any person committing a felony (delito) although the wrongful act done be different from that which he intended. 2. By any person performing an act which would be an offense against persons or property, were it not for the inherent impossibility of its accomplishment or an account of the employment of inadequate or … Continue reading Article 4. Criminal liability. — Criminal liability shall be incurred:

Article 3. Definitions. — Acts and omissions punishable by law are felonies (delitos).

Felonies are committed not only be means of deceit (dolo) but also by means of fault (culpa). There is deceit when the act is performed with deliberate intent and there is fault when the wrongful act results from imprudence, negligence, lack of foresight, or lack of skill. Crimes committed by performing an act? Hmmm, that's … Continue reading Article 3. Definitions. — Acts and omissions punishable by law are felonies (delitos).