Type of Crime:
Assault and Battery Crimes
Unlike the related crimes of assault and battery, mayhem focuses on the nature of the victimís injury. Mayhem is a crime that is committed under very specific circumstance but usually involves dismemberment or disablement of a personís body part. If convicted of the crime of mayhem, an individual will face severe penalties including, formal probation, 2, 4 or 8 years in state prison, and a maximum fine of $10,000. In addition, an individual may face additional penalties if any sentencing enhancements apply. For instance, if an individual is found guilty of the crime of mayhem and the victim is either: under the age of 14, 65 years of age or older, blind, deaf, developmentally or physically disabled, the defendant may face an additional 1 or 2 year enhancement for each violation. Additionally, if it is found that the evidence against you shows that you had the specific intent to commit the crime of mayhem and the act resulted in the victimís death, whether intentionally, unintentionally, or even accidentally, you will be subjected to first-degree murder liability under the previously described felony-murder rule. Given the severe consequences associated with a conviction for the crime of mayhem, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Kenner & Greenfield will provide you with the most effective defense strategy and will do everything in their power to keep you out of jail. Contact Kenner & Greenfield today!