California Penal Code 205

Those facing charges for aggravated mayhem may be best served by speaking with a skilled criminal defense attorney. Violations of Penal Code 205 can result in a felony conviction on your criminal record. In addition to paying hefty fines and penalties, you may be ordered to serve time in a California state prison.


At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our criminal attorneys provide free professional case evaluations to help those charged with aggravated mayhem better understand their charges. By taking advantage of their free consultation, you may be able to receiveĀ  California penal code information that can help you avoid a conviction. Call today or fill out our contact form to get assistance from experienced legal professionals.


PC 205 Defined


According to California Penal Code 205, Aggravated Mayhem is defined as inflicting bodily injury on a victim and this is done with no regard for their physical or psychological welfare or health. A good example would be when someone excessively beats someone with a heavy object without stopping.


In order to prosecute for CPC 205 Orange County Aggravated Mayhem, the state has the burden to prove you were guilty of either:


  • The defendant aggravated someone else
  • This assault resulted in serious bodily injury or even death
  • The assault was applied with extremity


In aggravated mayhem, the aggravator intentionally causes permanent disability to someone else, whether this disfigurement or disability is:


  • The loss or damage of a limb
  • The loss or damage of an organ
  • The loss or damage of some part of the body


Penalties for Violating CPC 205


Aggravated Mayhem is a felony and those found guilty can face:


  • Life imprisonment in the California State Prison
  • A possibility of parole


With aggravated mayhem, there is no need to prove the intent to kill. When mayhem results in death however, defendants can be prosecuted for California first degree murder, which subjects offenders to either:


  • A death penalty
  • A life imprisonment without parole
  • Up to 25 years in prison


If you are facing Aggravated Mayhem charges for California Penal Code Section 205 and were falsely accused, the OC criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. We will bring superior legal experience to aid you in this challenging time. Call us today at (888) 250-2865.

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