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653f.  (a) Every person who, with the intent that the crime be
committed, solicits another to offer, accept, or join in the offer or
acceptance of a bribe, or to commit or join in the commission of
carjacking, robbery, burglary, grand theft, receiving stolen
property, extortion, perjury, subornation of perjury, forgery,
kidnapping, arson or assault with a deadly weapon or instrument or by
means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, or, by the use
of force or a threat of force, to prevent or dissuade any person who
is or may become a witness from attending upon, or testifying at,
any trial, proceeding, or inquiry authorized by law, shall be
punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year
or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or by a fine of not
more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or the amount which could
have been assessed for commission of the offense itself, whichever is
greater, or by both the fine and imprisonment.
   (b) Every person who, with the intent that the crime be committed,
solicits another to commit or join in the commission of murder shall
be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or
nine years.
   (c) Every person who, with the intent that the crime be committed,
solicits another to commit rape by force or violence, sodomy by
force or violence, oral copulation by force or violence, or any
violation of Section 264.1, 288, or 289, shall be punished by
imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.
   (d) (1) Every person who, with the intent that the crime be
committed, solicits another to commit an offense specified in Section
11352, 11379, 11379.5, 11379.6, or 11391 of the Health and Safety
Code shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding
six months. Every person, who, having been convicted of soliciting
another to commit an offense specified in this subdivision, is
subsequently convicted of the proscribed solicitation, shall be
punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or
pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
   (2) This subdivision does not apply where the term of imprisonment
imposed under other provisions of law would result in a longer term
of imprisonment.
   (e) Every person who, with the intent that the crime be committed,
solicits another to commit an offense specified in Section 14014 of
the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be punished by imprisonment
in a county jail for not exceeding six months. Every person who,
having been convicted of soliciting another to commit an offense
specified in this subdivision, is subsequently convicted of the
proscribed solicitation, shall be punished by imprisonment in a
county jail not exceeding one year, or pursuant to subdivision (h) of
Section 1170.
   (f) An offense charged in violation of subdivision (a), (b), or
(c) shall be proven by the testimony of two witnesses, or of one
witness and corroborating circumstances. An offense charged in
violation of subdivision (d) or (e) shall be proven by the testimony
of one witness and corroborating circumstances.

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