Often confused with assault or battery, mayhem is when someone causes a serious, permanent injury to another person. Although the definition of mayhem varies from state to state, it is defined under California law as the unlawful and malicious removal or disabling of a body part. Examples of mayhem include:
- Eye injuries that permanently affect one’s vision
- Slitting someone’s ears, nose, or lips
- Cutting out the tongue or an eye
For someone to be convicted of aggravated mayhem, it must be proven that they injured the victim with extreme indifference to the person’s physical or mental well-being.
Mayhem is a serious crime, with serious consequences. If you have been the victim of mayhem, battery, or assault, contact the Law Office of Joseph M. Kar, PC for compassionate legal advocacy and aggressive legal representation. Although there’s no sum of money that could undo the damage you’ve already experienced, the firm will work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation for the physical and mental trauma you’ve suffered. You deserve justice, and the firm is here to make sure that happens.