In Arthur L. Pressman Law Blog, Criminal Defense

As a dedicated Buffalo Criminal Attorney, I often represent clients who have been charged with one of the following 3 types criminal mischief degrees.

Criminal Mischief DegreesCriminal Mischief in the First Degree

  • Criminal mischief in the first degree is a Class B felony.
  • It is a serious, violent felony, punishable by up to 25 years in jail.
  • When a person damages the property of another by means of an explosive device, the charge is criminal mischief in the first degree.

Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree

  • Criminal mischief in the second degree is a Class D felony offense punishable by up to seven years in a state penitentiary.
  • If you damage another person’s property and the damaged property is valued above $500, the offense is referred to as criminal mischief in the second degree.

Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree

  • A charge of criminal mischief in the fourth degree is a Class A misdemeanor, a criminal offense.
  • If convicted, the sentence could be one to three years in jail, and/or a fine.
  • Criminal mischief occurs when you intentionally damage another person’s property and can also be described as recklessly damaging another’s property.
  • Although this is not specifically an intent crime, you should still call an experienced Buffalo criminal attorney.

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Have you or a loved one been arrested for one of these 3 types criminal mischief degrees?  Contact experienced Buffalo Criminal Attorney Arthur Pressman to be your guide.

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