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Penal Code - PEN

PART 2. OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [681 - 1620]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 10. MISCELLANEOUS PROCEEDINGS [1268 - 1424.5]

  ( Title 10 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Bail [1268 - 1320.6]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )
  

ARTICLE 10. Violations [1320 - 1320.6]
  ( Article 10 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 873, Sec. 13. )

  
1320.5.  

Every person who is charged with or convicted of the commission of a felony, who is released from custody on bail, and who in order to evade the process of the court willfully fails to appear as required, is guilty of a felony. Upon a conviction under this section, the person shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment. Willful failure to appear within 14 days of the date assigned for appearance may be found to have been for the purpose of evading the process of the court.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 15, Sec. 460. (AB 109) Effective April 4, 2011. Operative October 1, 2011, by Sec. 636 of Ch. 15, as amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 39, Sec. 68. Repealed pursuant to Section 1320.6 if and when that section takes effect.)