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PC 220 Assault with intent to Commit Mayhem, Rape, Sodomy, Oral copulation

(a)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (b), any person who assaults another with intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy, oral copulation, or any violation of Section 264.1, 288, or 289 shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or six years.

(2) Except as provided in subdivisions (b), any person who assaults another person under 18 years of age with the intent to commit rape, sodomy, oral copulation, or any violations of Section 264.1, 288, or 289 shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.

What are the elements of PC 220?

1. Defendant assaulted another person.

2. The assault was made with the specific intent to commit mayhem.

What is the sentence for committing PC 220 if a conviction occurs?

PC 220/203 is a felony.  It does not wobble down and cannot be reduced to a misdemeanor.  The sentencing triad is 2-4-6 years in prison, however probation may be granted in specific circumstances.

PC 220 is a serious crime crime which can carry a substantially long prison sentence.  If you have been charged with a violation of this statute, you should consider consulting a criminal defense attorney to assist you with your case.

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