California Penal Code Section 653
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:
Â· That the defendant intentionally tattooed a minor
Â· Or that the defendant presented an offer to tattoo a minor
It should be noted that there are some exceptions, as in when itâ€™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 â€“(based on what the judgeâ€™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 someoneâ€™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.
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