NYS Criminal Mischief
Being charged for NYS criminal mischief can be scary and you may not know about what penalties you may be facing.
NYS Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
If you have been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the first degree, this is a Class B felony. It is a serious, violent felony, which can be punishable by up to 25 years in jail. When one person damages the property of another without their consent and by means of an explosive device, they are said to have committed the crime of criminal mischief in the first degree and should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney.
NYS Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
If you have been charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, you have been charged with a Class D felony offense punishable by up to seven years in a state penitentiary. If you damage the property of another without their consent, and the value of that damaged property exceeds $500, you have committed the offense of criminal mischief in the second degree. Please call a Buffalo criminal defense lawyer to defend you if you have been charged with this offense.
NYS Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree
If you have been charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, you have been charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense. If you are convicted, you could serve from one to three years in jail, and/or be charged a fine. Criminal mischief occurs when you, without the permission or consent of another, intentionally damage their property. You can also be charged with recklessly damaging one’s property. This is not specifically an intent crime, so if you’ve been charged with damaging someone else’s property without their consent, please call an experienced Buffalo criminal defense lawyer.
If you have been arrested for criminal mischief, please call Arthur Pressman for a free consultation.