Mayhem Lawyer in Richmond
Sophisticated & Reputable Defense for the Accused
Mayhem is generally defined as the violent and intentional maiming or injuring
of another person in order to impair or destroy that person's ability
to defend him or herself or to hurt an adversary.
Examples of this would include
- Shooting someone's kneecap
- Breaking his / her hand
- Putting out an eye
These injuries would greatly affect the victim's abilities. Shooting
off a victim's ear, however, would not constitute mayhem. While it
would certainly be painful, it would not render the victim incapable of
defending himself / herself or of harming the accused. Of course there
would be other charges connected with that offense, which our
Richmond criminal attorneys can assist with.
Mayhem is a Violent Crime in Virginia
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, mayhem is considered to be a
crime of violence. You will find mayhem under the
Uniform Machine Gun Act as well as the
"Sawed-Off" Shotgun and "Sawed-off" Rifle Act. Due to the very nature of these extremely dangerous guns and the firepower
they possess, they could certainly cause mayhem if fired at another person.
Should this happen and if the accused is found guilty, this would be a
Class 2 felony. This crime is punishable by 20 years to life in prison
and a fine to not exceed $100,000.00. Information about these penalties
and laws against mayhem can be found under the Code of Virginia §§
18.2-288, 18.2-289, 18.2-299, and 18.2-300. You can also learn more by
contacting our Richmond criminal defense lawyers at Carlson & Collier.
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