Battery is defined by California Penal Code Section 242. Under Section 242, a California Battery is defined as: any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. Click here to learn more about Battery.


According to Penal Code 203 PC, there are multiple possible proof thresholds for a mayhem conviction since the legal term covers a broad number of harmful actions.  Click here to learn more about Mayhem.