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Indirect assaults, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

 

Art. 149. Indirect assaults – The penalty of prisión correccional in its minimum and medium periods and a fine not exceeding One hundred thousand (₱100,000) shall be imposed upon any person who shall make use of force or intimidation upon any person coming to the aid of the authorities or their agents on occasion of the commission of any of the crimes defined in the next preceding article. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender makes use of force or intimidation;

2) Such acts are done upon any person coming to the aid of the authorities or their agents on occasion of the commission of any of the crimes defined under direct assault.

References

Title 3 – Crimes Against Public Order, Book 2, Revised Penal Code

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