PC 217.1 Assault on President or Other Government Official | Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

PC 217 Assault on President or Other Government Official

(a) Except as provided in Subdivision (b), every person who commits any assault upon the President or Vice President of the United States, the Governor of any state or territory, any justice, judge, o former judge of any local, sate, or federal court of record, any commissioner, referee, or other subordinate judicial officer of any court of record, the secretary or director of any executive agency or department of the United States or any state or territory, or any other official of the United States or any state or territory holding elective office, any mayor, city council member, county supervisor, sheriff, district attorney, prosecutor or assistant prosecutor of any local, sate, or federal prosecutor's office, a former prosecutor of any local, sate, or federal prosecutor's office, public defender or assistant public defender of any local, state, or federal public defender's office, a former public defender of any local, state or federal public defender's office, the chief of police of any municipal police department, any peace officer, any juror in any local, state, or federal court of record, or eh immediate family of any of these officials, in retaliation for or to prevent the performance of the victim's official duties, shall be punished by imprisonment the county jail not exceeding one year or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), every person who attempts to commit murder against any person listed in subdivision (a) in retaliation for or to prevent the performance of the victim's duties, shall be confined in the state prison for a term of 15 years to life.  The provisions of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 2930) of Chapter 7 of Title 1 of Part 3 shall apply to reduce any minimum term of 15 years in a state prison imposed pursuant to this section but that person shall not otherwise be released on parole prior to that time.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the following words have the following meanings:

(1) Immediate family: Means spouse, child, step child, brother, step brother, sister, stepsister, mother, stepmother, father, or stepfather.

(2) Peace Officer: Means any person specified in subdivision (a) of Section 830.1 or Section 830.5.

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