Charged with Criminal Mischief
If you have been charged with criminal mischief, the consequences will coincide with the degree of the crime. Obviously, first degree criminal mischief will carry a steeper penalty than fourth degree criminal mischief. However, that’s all relative because any criminal mischief charge will have a severe impact on your future. Unless you consult with the right attorney, of course.
Arthur Pressman has over 30 years of experience defending Buffalo residents who have been arrested for criminal mischief. He can do the same for you. Call today to protect your future.
Criminal 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 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 if referred to as criminal mischief in the second degree.
Charged with Criminal Mischief | 3rd Degree
This is a Class E felony. It is punishable by up to four years in jail. It is defined as intentionally damaging someone’s property that is valued over $250. You can also be charged with third degree criminal mischief for breaking into someone’s car.
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Have you or a loved one been arrested for criminal mischief? Contact our experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney Arthur Pressman today to schedule a free consultation. We can help protect your future and make sure you get the best possible outcome for your case.