California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 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.





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