Article 8 of the Penal Code

  Penal Code

Facts that may be classified in accordance with two or more precepts of this Code, and not included in the articles 73 to 77, will be punished by observing the following rules:

  1. The special precept will be applied with preference to the general one.
  2. The subsidiary provision will apply only in the absence of the principal, whether said subsidiarity is expressly declared, or whether it is tacitly deductible.
  3. The broader or more complex criminal provision will absorb those who punish the infractions committed therein.
  4. In the absence of the previous criteria, the most serious criminal provision will exclude those that punish the act with a lesser penalty.

art 8 cp

Article 8 of Penal Code Spanish refers to the application of penalties in cases in which there is a conflict of laws, that is, facts that can be qualified in two or more crimes.

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