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California Penal Code Section 653

by Randy Collins on Feb. 24, 2012

Criminal Criminal  Misdemeanor 

Summary: Tattooing a Child is as its name suggests, the inking a minor, or offering to do so.

Definition

Tattooing a Child under California Penal Code Section 653, is a criminal offense and it is normally filed as a misdemeanor. Tattooing a Child is as its name suggests, the inking a minor, or offering to do so.

Definition of a Child:

Anyone under the age of eighteen years old

Elements of the Crime

In order to take a Tattooing a Child CPC 653 case to trial, certain elements of the crime will have to be proven. This includes:

·         That the defendant intentionally tattooed a minor

·         Or that the defendant presented an offer to tattoo a minor

It should be noted that there are some exceptions, as in when it’s performed by an authorized practitioner. Possible risks of tattoos are the transmission of HIV, hepatitis and other infections.

Punishments for CPC 653

These penalties are to be determined by a judge and he/she will make a decision based on the circumstances surrounding the case. When found guilty of Tattooing a Child, it is usually filed as a misdemeanor, which is punishable by differing fines –(based on what the judge’s orders).

Legal Defenses for California Penal Code 653

A good lawyer can present many legal and valid defenses for Tattooing a Child charges under California Penal Code 653 to prove someone’s innocence. MacGregor and Collins is based in Orange County, California, and has successfully defended  those who were falsely accused of Tattooing a Child. Call (949) 250-6097 to speak to a lawyer, should you be on trial for Tattooing a Child.

Learn more about other California Section Penal Codes here.

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