Chapter 9. Assault and Battery - California Penal Code Section 244
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244. Any person who willfully and maliciously places or throws, or
causes to be placed or thrown, upon the person of another, any
vitriol, corrosive acid, flammable substance, or caustic chemical of
any nature, with the intent to injure the flesh or disfigure the body
of that person, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison
for two, three or four years.
As used in this section, "flammable substance" means gasoline,
petroleum products, or flammable liquids with a flashpoint of 150
degrees Fahrenheit or less.
Last modified: February 16, 2015