What is malicious mischief? A simple definition would be the destruction of property, but the crime is broken down into three subcategories, each with its own level of severity. One thing is true of every classification: Malicious mischief is a serious crime with potentially devastating consequences. If you've been charged with any of the following crimes, contact our Everett malicious mischief lawyers without delay.
- First Degree Malicious Mischief - This is a Class B felony. If a person damages property valued in excess of $5,000, a conviction could cost them up to $20,000 in fines and ten years in prison. Obviously, this is an end result to avoid at all costs.
- Second Degree Malicious Mischief - This is a Class C felony. If a person damages property valued between $750 and $5,000, they could face up to five years behind bars and fines totaling $20,000.
- Third Degree Malicious Mischief - This is a gross misdemeanor. If a person damages property values at less than $750, a conviction could result in a $5,000 fine and up to a year in jail.
The Everett malicious mischief attorneys at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe have more than three decades of combined experience that they are ready to put to work for you. No matter what malicious mischief crime you've been charged with, we will help protect your rights, while ensuring that you are treated fairly.Schedule A Private Consultation With One Of Our Everett Malicious Mischief Lawyers Today
When you're charged with a crime in Everett, your entire world is turned upside down. Right now, you may feel like the deck is stacked against you, but our Everett malicious mischief attorneys may be able to reveal various legal options you haven't considered.
As an example, consider that the prosecutor of your case must prove the dollar amount placed on the value of the property that was allegedly destroyed. This process if often far from an exact science, and even a small over-calculation by the prosecution could makes your punishments far more severe. The goal of your professional attorney will be to minimize your penalties, and do everything legally possible to resolve your case with a more favorable outcome.
Right now, you likely have numerous questions running through your mind. You may also feel incapacitated, but you shouldn't let the emotional strain of this situation prevent you from taking action that could be of great benefit. Contact one of our experienced Everett malicious mischief lawyers immediately and schedule your own case evaluation.
Your Everett legal case will require a thorough investigation, significant legwork, and diligent preparation on the part of your lawyer. Give them the time they need to help you by contacting our Everett law office, and put our experience to work for you.