Criminal Mischief Charges
Miami Criminal Lawyer for Vandalism Defendants
Criminal mischief is intentionally damaging another person's property, including vandalism and graffiti. It can be either a misdemeanor or a felony under Florida criminal statutes, depending on the circumstances. If the alleged crime caused more than $1,000 in damage, the offense is a felony, punishable by up to five years in Florida state prison. Higher penalties may also be levied for repeat offenses and damage to certain kinds of property. The courts take the destruction of property very seriously, and those accused should seriously consider getting help our firm today.
Criminal Mischief and Minors
According to Florida statute §806.13, criminal mischief involves the act of intentionally and maliciously damaging someone else's property. If convicted of this crime, minors face different penalties than legal adults. For example, if a minor is convicted of criminal mischief, his/her parent or guardian may be obligated to pay the fine – along with the minor. Additionally, minors convicted of criminal mischief may lose the privilege to obtain their driver's license
The Ramifications of a Conviction
Juvenile crime convictions can lead to problems in getting employment, furthering education, and heavily impact the opportunities of a young person. We believe everyone deserves a second chance, and we are here to fight for the rights of young people or adults facing criminal accusations involving criminal mischief throughout the Miami area. If you or your child has been accused of criminal mischief, contact Seltzer Law, PA today.
Miami criminal defense attorney David S. Seltzer is a high-quality criminal attorney dedicated to serving clients in South Florida. Just because you've been arrested doesn't mean that you will be found guilty. With a powerful defense lawyer working for you, you can rest assured that Seltzer Law will exhaust every resource to get you the case outcome you need. When you need a lawyer you can trust, Seltzer Law can help.
Contact us today to see what the firm can do for your case.