If you have been arrested for the crime of Mayhem, call experienced criminal defense lawyer Max Gorby at (323) 477-2819.

California Penal Code 203 PC — Mayhem. (“Every person who unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures, or renders it useless, or cuts or disables the tongue, or puts out an eye, or slits the nose, ear, or lip, is guilty of mayhem.”

CALJIC 9.30 — Mayhem. (“In order to prove this crime, each of the following elements must be proved: [1] One person unlawfully and by means of physical force [deprived a human being of a member of [his] [her] body or, disabled, permanently disfigured, or rendered it useless;] [or] [ of a human being;] and [2] The person who committed the act causing the bodily harm, did so maliciously, that is, with an unlawful intent to vex, annoy, or injure another person.”

CALJIC 9.31 — The meaning of “puts an eye out”. (“The phrase “puts out an eye” means that an eye is entirely removed, rendered entirely useless or injured to the extent that its possessor cannot use it for the ordinary and usual purposes of life.”

  • RELEVANT CASES
People v. Verni, C065429, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT, 197 Cal. App. 4th 124; 127 Cal. Rptr. 3d 878; 2011 Cal. App. LEXIS 883, July 7, 2011, Filed, section 203 provides: “A person is guilty of aggravated mayhem when he or she unlawfully, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the physical or psychological well-being of another person, intentionally causes permanent disability or disfigurement of another human being or deprives a human being of a limb, organ, or member of his or her body. For purposes of this section, it is not necessary to prove an intent to kill. Aggravated mayhem is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.”

Please contact Attorney Max Gorby at (323) 477-2819 regarding any questions related to California Penal Code section 203 – Mayhem.