Question - Is it a felony to throw something at a moving vehicle?

Answered by: Kathleen Morgan  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-08-2021  |  Views: 639  |  Total Questions: 14

23110(b) CVC covers throwing any object or substance at a motor vehicle while on the highway, whether moving or not, with the capability and intent to cause great bodily harm to any of the vehicle's occupants, and is classified as a FELONY. Throwing something at a moving vehicle is dangerous. By throwing, tossing, flinging or launching any type of substance or object at a car, you create a distraction for the driver – a distraction that could cause an accident. Under California vehicle Code Section 23110, throwing a substance at a vehicle or its occupant on the highway is a misdemeanor offense. The law defines assault and battery as an unwanted touching that is done in a rude or angry manner. It can be as simple as shoving someone, blocking their way, spitting on them, grabbing someone's arm, throwing something (liquid or otherwise) at them, or even grabbing something out of their hand. For litter thrown into the path of a moving vehicle on a highway, misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to one year, fine up to $500, or both (§324. 8903). In addition to penalties, the court may also require violators to pay for the cost of litter removal and any property damage (§324. 8905b). It is a criminal offence to throw litter out of a vehicle and you could ultimately be prosecuted and fined up to £2, 500 if caught. Most councils issue fixed penalty notices if they believe someone has littered, asking the DVLA for motorists' details.

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/30003/is-it-illegal-to-throw-water-or-soda-on-people

Yes. It is a crime almost everywhere to throw something at someone, even if it causes little or no injury. Usually it would be classified as "assault and battery" although if it damages clothing or other property, it could also be called, for example, "criminal mischief" which is intentional damage to property.

http://www.stanford.edu/group/streetlaw/cgi-bin/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Assault-Battery

[Throw ball at other teacher, try to hit them but miss] That's an assault. And if I actually hit someone with a paper ball Assault and battery can be misdemeanors. However, when the assault or battery is aggravated, it becomes a felony.

https://www.quora.com/What-can-you-legally-throw-out-of-your-car-window

You can throw out anything “natural”, such as leaves, twigs, etc. You can dump beverages, but not anything non-consumable, such as motor oil. Any trash that has been “altered” from a natural state, even if it is biodegradable – such as paper or cigarette butts – is illegal.

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-throwing-rocks-at-someone-or-something-like-a-house-assault-and-illegal

If you hit someone with a rock you can do damage to their body and hurt them or kill them if the rock is big enough. Throwing rocks at people is considered assault. Throwing rocks at houses or cars is not considered assault, it is considered property damage. Both are illegal, and will get you in trouble with the law.

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-illegal-to-throw-water-balloons-at-passing-cars

Yes, it is illegal to throw anything at passing cars. If your action of throwing something, even a water balloon, at a car results in an accident, YOU will be responsible for the damage, including medical expenses. If there is a death, you could be charged with a felony related to the death.

https://www.personalinjury-law.com/ask-an-attorney/car-hit-by-rock

If someone threw a rock at your car while driving, you should stop driving immediately and pull over to assess the damage to your car. It is always illegal to throw a rock at someone's car while they're on the road. If the individual is still at the scene of the crime—do not approach the vandal.

https://www.carprousa.com/Halloween-Risk-What-To-Do-If-Your-Car-Gets-Egged/a/591

Often, the egg will cause the paint to look foggy or faded, which can also only be corrected by repainting the car. However, if the eggshells caused no damage and you got to the egg in time, an overall wash with soft detergent may do the trick to mask the nasty prank.

https://www.quora.com/If-I-throw-water-on-someone-is-that-assault

YES - It's considered to be An Assault if the person asks them to stop and they don't stop immediately, OR if they do any Actual Bodily Harm. You could eg. choke if a bucket of water were to hit your nose & mouth all at once and you're eg.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litter_in_the_United_States

For example, in California the punishment for first-time littering starts at a $100 fine and eight hours of picking up roadside litter. A defendant's third offense and all subsequent offenses are punished with a minimum penalty of a $750 fine and 24 hours of litter cleanup (per offense).

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=374.4&lawCode=PEN

374. 4. (a) It is unlawful to litter or cause to be littered in or upon public or private property. A person, firm, or corporation violating this section is guilty of an infraction.

https://greaterdandenong.com/document/25566/illegal-dumping

In Victoria, any items left on a footpath, nature strip or in front of charity stores are classed as illegal dumping unless approved by Council. Illegally dumped items are investigated, and offenders are prosecuted under the Environment Protection Act 1970 where fines exceed $6000.

https://www.simmsshowerslaw.com/virginia-simple-assault-and-battery-laws/

In the Virginia code the terms that are used are “assault” and “assault and battery. ” Assault means that someone acted in an overt way that intended to place the victim in fear of physical harm, or that actually places the victim in physical harm while having the means and ability to do so.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/04/wisconsin-town-has-outlawed-throwing-snowballs/

A Wisconsin city has made it illegal to throw snowballs — ranking them alongside rocks and arrows as an outlawed weapon. “No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means, at any other person, ” the municipal code in Wausau reads.

https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/video-screens/

It is unlawful to drive a motor vehicle equipped with a television, or television-type equipment if the television or television equipment is located where the screen is visible to the driver. It is legal to use electronic displays if used in conjunction with navigation systems.