The Interior Ministry wants tough law for those charged with outrage against police officers or magistrates. The sentence can reach now up to 9 years in prison. The decision comes after a traffic officer has been injured by a drunk driver while patrolling in Bucharest on Saturday night.
The ministry led by vice-premier Gabriel Oprea initiated a draft amending two articles of the Criminal Code regarding the outrage and the judicial outrage.
So, the draft says that if you commit a crime against a policeman, gendarme, prosecutor or judge during work you could face a two-thirds higher sentence.
If a person commits violent crimes, injuries against a police officer without jeopardizing his life, the sentences could reach to maximum 3 years and 4 months in jail.
If the police officer needs under 90-day hospitalization following the injuries the sentence could reach to 8 years and four months in prison. If the hospitalization exceeds 90 days, the sentence mounts to 11 years and 8 months in prison.
The draft also includes provisions regarding involuntary accidents, when the penalty could mount to five years in prison.