If you are facing charges for torture in California, expect prosecutors to take your case very seriously. Whether you are guilty or not, charges for violating California Penal Code 206 is a felony offense. Those convicted can be ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and spend life in prison. It is highly recommended that torture defendants speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our Orange County criminal defense lawyers have represented torture defendants, as well as many other defendants facing life in prison. Randy Collins and Ronald MacGregor have more than forty years of combined legal experience that they will use to help ensure your freedom. Call today for a free consultation.
PC 206 Defined
According to California Penal Code 206, Torture is defined as meting out serious bodily injury – and that this is done intentionally.
In order to prosecute for penal codes pertaining to Torture in California, the state will need to be prepared to provide sufficient evidence that:
- The accused intentionally set out to torture someone else
- This accused inflicted serious bodily injury on another
- The accused did this for motives such as revenge or extortion
Grave bodily injury can involve disabilities, brain damage, getting shot, becoming paralyzed or some other circumstance.
In Torture, the defendant deliberately intends to cause grave bodily harm to a victim. While aggravated mayhem is concerned with the injuries of those who suffer at the hands of a torturer, CPC 206 torture mostly examines the intent of the offender.
The prosecution is therefore challenged to prove this intent. This can be established with the following factors:
- The defendant acted out of revenge
- The defendant tortured another for sadistic purposes
- The defendant wanted to extort something from the victim
Potential Penalties for CPC 206 Violations
Torture is a felony and those found guilty can face:
- Life imprisonment in a California State Prison
If you are facing Torture charges for California Penal Code Section 206, speaking with a MacGregor & Collins, LLP attorney can help. They will examine the evidence against you and for a defense strategy to help ensure your freedom. Call us today at (888) 250-2865.