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mutilation, Naperville criminal defense attorneysTorture and mutilation are horrendous crimes in most people’s minds. However, movie scenes of medieval torture dungeons or psychopathic surgeons performing perverse procedures are not the only kind of mutilation in which a person can be charged. Far lesser offenses can fall under this category--offenses that many people are not even aware are illegal. Under Illinois statute 720 ILCS 5/12-10, the following acts are unlawful and fall under Illinois’ mutilation code.

Tongue Splitting

Tongue splitting is the procedure of cutting a person’s tongue into two or more pieces, with the person’s consent. However, unlike body piercing, it is unlawful for an individual to knowingly perform a tongue split unless that person is licensed to practice medicine under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 or the Illinois Dental Practice Act.

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