Q: Can a person be convicted of mayhem if they threw a flashlight at someone and it made a 1/4 inch split on their ear
A: Maybe. Mayem is unlawfully and maliciously slitting an ear, among other acts. Penal Code section 203. You haven't explained why this person threw a flashlight. It could have been in self defense, which would preclude a finding of unlawfulness. It could be that the person accidentally hit the victim, or didn't intend to injure them, which would preclude a finding of malice. A jury gets to conclude whether the conduct was unlawful and malicious. Attorneys can only evaluate and give opinions about what juries might do.
A: more info needed.
the correct answer is IT DEPENDS
was it self defense?
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