Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyers in Orlando
Some may think of criminal mischief as a minor criminal matter — a not-so-serious crime that people commit when they are acting foolishly and damage another’s property. However, being charged with criminal mischief is a serious matter that can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Conviction of the charges can result in jail time and other penalties.
At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, our Orlando criminal mischief defense attorneys represent people throughout Central Florida. Make no mistake that criminal mischief is a serious matter requiring help from an experienced defense attorney. If you or a family member has been charged with property damage, vandalism or another type of crime related to criminal mischief, we can build a strong defense on your behalf.
Property Damage Is Criminal Mischief
Criminal mischief involves the willful and malicious injury or damage of property. It is classified by three levels. If the damage was:
- $200 or less, it is a second-degree misdemeanor
- More than $200 and less than $1,000, it is a first-degree misdemeanor
- More than $1,000, it is a third-degree felony
There are other elements to consider as well. For example, if the damaged property is a place of worship such as a church or synagogue, and if the damage exceeds $200, it is a third-degree felony.
Examples of property damage include:
- Keying a car
As your experienced and dedicated defense lawyers, our goal is to provide you with experienced representation, answer all your questions and advocate to the fullest extent on your behalf. Waste no time in reaching out to us, as the sooner we can become involved in your case, the greater our chances of securing evidence pertaining to your defense.