Many states have criminal laws against mayhem as part of any crimes against a person. Some states refer to mayhem as assault with intent to maim, maiming, malicious disfigurement, or as a form of aggravated battery. In order to be guilty of committing mayhem, you must unlawfully and maliciously:
- Deprive another human being of,
- Disfigure another human being's, or
- Render useless another human being's
- Arm, hand, finger, leg, foot, toe, tongue, eye, nose, ear, or lips.
What Are the Consequences for Mayhem?
- Jail time, ranging from 2 to 20 years,
- Fines, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, or
- A combination of both.
Do I Need an Attorney if I am Charged with Mayhem?
If you are charged with mayhem, it is highly recommended for you to contact a criminal defense attorney because of the severity of the crime. Only a lawyer can properly explain the issues to you and assist in your defense.