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Criminal Mischief

Representation for Criminal Mischief Charges

Criminal Mischief in NJMiddlesex County attorney David Barry has decades of successful experience in municipal court. If you or a loved one has been charged with Criminal Mischief you should seek the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately.

Criminal Mischief is defined as:

  • Purposely or knowingly damaging the physical property of another or damaging the physical property of another recklessly or negligently by way of fire, explosives or other dangerous means.
  • Purposely, knowingly or recklessly tampering with the physical property of another to endanger said person or property (including the damaging or destroying of a rental property by a tenant in retaliation of eviction proceedings).

Penalties for Criminal Mischief

Attorney David C. Barry regularly defends those charged with the disorderly person’s offense of criminal mischief, meaning the value of the property damage is valued at less than $500. Property damage values over $500 are classified differently and carry with them commensurate penalties. A disorderly persons charge for criminal mischief can have serious ramifications including:

  • a criminal record
  • community service
  • fines up to $500 and possibly thousands of dollars in restitution
  • possible 6 months incarceration.

If you have been arrested and charged with criminal mischief, contact David Barry any time to arrange for a free consultation. He will explain the charges and what to expect as you move through the system. Most importantly he will provide you with straight answers so you can make the right decisions. Call David today at ((732) 204-7387.