Criminal Mischief Charges Defense Lawyer In New Jersey
If You Have Been Arrested or Charged With Criminal Mischief, Consult An Experienced Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney in New Jersey to Defend Your Rights!
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 incident, or vandalism. Oftentimes criminal mischief can also be tied in with charges of domestic violence. That’s why it’s so important to seek the help of a professional Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney in New Jersey.
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
The penalties for Criminal Mischief charges vary in severity depending upon the circumstances.
Criminal Mischief is a Disorderly Person’s Offense if the damage to property was valued at less than $500. That 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 afourth 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 what is listed above. Please call to speak with an experienced Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney in New Jersey for a free consultation and more information.
What Can A Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney in New Jersey Do to Help Me with My Charges?
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 a Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney in New Jersey you can count on to put your best interests first.
How Will a Free Consultation Help Me?
It is important to consult with me, a highly experienced Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney in New Jersey, 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 charges of Criminal Mischief and similar offenses; you can have confidence that there is someone on your side fighting for your rights.
Please contact me at my law office to speak to be about your charges. I’ll offer you my expert legal advice and suggestions as to your options and how I can help you.
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