Sacramento, CA asked in Election Law for California

Q: can election code 18203 be charged as a misdemeanor

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: That might be charged as a misdemeanor or felony of election fraud, depending on the facts and DA discretion. The statute reads,

"18203. Any person who files or submits for filing a nomination

paper or declaration of candidacy knowing that it or any part of it

has been made falsely is punishable by a fine not exceeding one

thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the state prison for

16 months or two or three years or by both the fine and imprisonment."

See: http://www.aeesq.com/criminal-defense-lawyer/white-collar-crime/

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