Morristown Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney
When you are charged with criminal mischief, you need a criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. At the Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible defense. We have been helping our clients successfully fight criminal charges since first opening our doors in 2009. This includes helping many clients get the charges against them reduced or even dismissed.
If you are facing criminal mischief charges in New Jersey, call us at (973) 832-0841 or contact our office online today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey.
What Is Criminal Mischief?
Criminal mischief is a crime that involves the vandalism, damage, or destruction of another person’s property. In New Jersey, criminal mischief is a serious offense that can result in significant penalties. If you are facing criminal mischief charges, you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
What Are the Penalties for Criminal Mischief in New Jersey?
When it comes to criminal mischief charges, if your actions were more dangerous and caused significant damage, the penalties will be more severe. For minor damages, you may face a disorderly persons offense. Whether you’re charged with a disorderly persons offense depends on the victim's loss and the potential harm to anyone involved. However, for serious actions, you could be charged with a felony offense.
Common penalties you could face if you’re convicted of criminal mischief in New Jersey include the following:
- Hefty fines
- Serving time in jail
- Paying the property owner(s) restitution
What Are the Defenses to Criminal Mischief?
There are several defenses to criminal mischief in New Jersey. The best defense for you will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Some of the most common defenses to criminal mischief include:
- You did not intentionally damage the property.
- You did not damage the property.
- You did not damage the property of another person.
- You did not damage the property of another person without their consent.
- The property was not worth the amount that the prosecution claims.
How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?
If you are facing criminal mischief charges, you need to speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to review the evidence against you and determine the best possible defense. Your attorney will also be able to negotiate with the prosecution to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
Facing criminal mischief charges in New Jersey? Reach out to us online or give us a call at (973) 832-0841 today for a free consultation.
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