Graduated Scales


Art. 71

In the case in which the law prescribed a penalty lower or higher
by one or more degrees than another given penalty, the rules
prescribed in Article 61 shall be observed in graduating such
penalty.

The lower or higher penalty shall be taken from the graduated
scale in which is comprised the given penalty.

The courts, in applying such lower or higher penalty, shall
observe the following graduated scales:

SCALE NO. 1
1. Death,
2. Reclusion perpetua,
3. Reclusion temporal,
4. Prision mayor,
5. Prision correccional,
6. Arresto mayor,
7. Destierro,
8. Arresto menor,
9. Public censure,
10.Fine.

SCALE NO. 2
1. Perpetual absolute disqualification,
2. Temporal absolute disqualification
3. Suspension from public office, the right to vote and be
   voted for, the right to follow a profession or calling,
4. Public censure,
5. Fine.

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