Assault with Caustic Chemicals makes it a crime to throw acid or flammable substance with intent to disfigure or burn. A legal defense can include if the defendant did not act willfully or maliciously or did not intend to injure or disfigure the other person. Examples of Assault with Caustic Chemicals include throwing a mop bucket at a person during an argument or attempting spraying petroleum products from a pump at another person.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant placed or threw, or caused to be placed or thrown, acid or a flammable substance upon the person of the alleged victim.
2. Defendant acted willfully and maliciously.
3. Defendant acted with the intent to injure or disfigure the body of the alleged victim. [Cal Crim No.877]
With probation 0-364 days
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