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Criminal Mischief

Criminal Mischief Charges in New York

Vandalism & Destruction of Property

Criminal mischief is an offense referring to the act of vandalizing another person's property or possession. The offense can take many different forms, but law enforcement is seeking to crack down on the activity heavily. When a person's property is altered maliciously by another person, it may be considered criminal, including:

  • Damage
  • Destruction
  • Defacement
  • Vandalism

There are many cases where juveniles are involved in these types of destruction/damage crimes. At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, we handle cases of this kind in Manhattan and throughout NYC. With a criminal lawyer from our firm to handle your case, you can seek a positive result. We understand that a criminal record could be very detrimental to the young person’s future. Criminal mischief can be classified into four categories, including:

  • 4th degree: Involves any intentional damage
  • 3rd degree: Involves intentional damage of more than $250 in value
  • 2nd degree: Involves intentional damage of more than $1,500 in value
  • 1st degree: Involves intentional damage of property by use of explosives

Fighting Against Your Criminal Charges in Scarsdale, Bronx, Westchester, and Manhattan

Conviction for the offense of criminal mischief could be significant depending on the circumstances of the charge. Any conviction could lead to prison time, ranging from less than one year up to 25 years. A conviction will also leave anything between a class A misdemeanor to a class B felony on the defendant's criminal record, depending on the level of charge against him or her. One small mistake could lead to a lifetime of trouble for you or a loved one that was charged with criminal mischief. You deserve an attorney can and wants to fight for your defense.

With over 60 years of combined legal experience, the criminal lawyers at our firm have the legal skills that your case could benefit from. Your lawyer should always have your best interests at heart in everything that he or she does for your case. You can count on our team to provide you with peerless legal representation. To find out how a New York City criminal defense attorney from our firm can assist you, give us a call today.

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