Sodomy - California Sexual Assault Laws

In California, the criminal charge of Sodomy is classified as a Felony .

Sodomy Crime & Punishment in California :

The California code § 286 defines one degrees of the crime sodomy, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Sodomy - Charge Description Punishment
If committed by force 3, 6, or 8 years if committed by force

Sodomy defined in other states :

Sodomy is a charge in a total of three other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.

State Charge Type(s) Punishment(s)
Georgia Felony 1-20 years
Minnesota Punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
Utah Class B misdemeanor A maximum of 6 months in prison and/or a maximum fine of $1,000

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