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Harbors and Navigation Code - HNC

DIVISION 3. VESSELS [399 - 786]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 3. Wrecks and Salvage [510 - 571]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 4. Offenses [570 - 571]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

570.
  

Any person who keeps any wrecked property, or its proceeds, after the salvage and expenses have been agreed to or adjusted, and the amount paid to him, is punishable by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)

571.
  

(a) A person who takes away any goods from a stranded vessel, or any goods cast by the sea upon the land, or found in a bay or creek, or who knowingly has in his or her possession any goods so taken or found, and does not deliver them to the sheriff of the county where they were found, or notify him or her of his or her readiness to do so within 30 days after they have been taken by him or her or have come into his or her possession, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) A person found guilty of a misdemeanor violation of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months, or both that fine and imprisonment.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 610, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 2010.)

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