Criminal damage charges arise when you intentionally or recklessly deface, damage, impair, or tamper with someone else’s property. Depending on the type of property and its monetary value, Criminal Damage can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
The monetary value of property damage may be established by evidence of replacement value, cost of repairs, or loss of use until repaired or replaced. In the case of very personal or “priceless” items, subjective testimony speaks to sentimental value.
Depending on the severity of the charge and the value of the property, maximum penalties may include prison or jail time, probation, fines (plus surcharges and assessments), and restitution to the victim.
Glazer, Hammond, Ruben & Smets, PLLC, can expertly evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case to create a strategy for achieving the least severe sentence possible.
Take the time to meet with us and discuss your case. We offer free case consultation to inform you of your options and put your mind at ease.
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