Charged with Criminal Mischief in New Jersey?
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Criminal mischief is a property damage crime that can be a serious
charge. a criminal mischief charge and arrest may result from a
domestic dispute, road range indecent, or
Some other examples of Criminal Mischief are damaging someone
else’s property through fire or explosives and a tenant damaging an apartment
when there are eviction proceedings taking place. Many times people will damage
the property of others out of anger or neglect.
Whatever happened, now that you are facing a criminal penalty in court, you
need an experienced defense lawyer on your side to work through you case, and
help you get the best outcome. Please contact me for a case evaluation today.
New Jersey Criminal Mischief Laws
According to New Jersey criminal law, Criminal Mischief is
when someone knowingly damages the property of someone else without consent from
the owner. The punishment depends on what type of property was damaged and the
dollar value of the damage.
(See New Jersey criminal law sec. 17-3)
Criminal Mischief - Penalties in New Jersey
Criminal Mischief is a Disorderly Person’s Offense
if the damage to property was valued at less than $500 which means that a
conviction can result in up to 30 days jail, a fine of up to $500, restitution
for the price of the damage, probation and/or community service.
If the criminal Mischief damage was valued between $500
and $1,999 it is a fourth degree charge which could result in up to
18 months in prison.
If the criminal Mischief damage was valued at more than
$2,000 it is a third degree charge which could result in up to 5
years in prison.
Certain situations of Criminal Mischief are penalized more
severely under New Jersey Law. If your case involves tampering with a research
facility, an airport, a traffic sign, a grave, graffiti, or interference with
certain public services the penalty for your charge may be more severe than
listed above. Please call for a consultation for details.
What Can You Do to Help Me
with My Criminal Mischief Charge?
In order to defend you I would like to learn more about
your specific Criminal Mischief case facts. I offer a free consultation where I can
review your case and discuss the details with you. Together we can come up with
a plan on how we are going to proceed and determine what needs to happen next.
The legal process can be lengthy and confusing and you need someone you can
count on to put your best interest first.
How Will a Free Consultation
It is important to consult with me so I can personally
review your case and determine your exposure level if you decided to take your
case to trial. I have helped many people fight Criminal Mischief and similar charges;
you can have confidence that there is someone on your side fighting for your
Please contact me at my law office to speak to be about your charges. I'll offer you
my legal advice and suggestions as to what your options are, and how I can help.
I look forward to speaking with you.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey