A plate is dropped. A door is slammed and the window breaks. A planter is knocked over as you back away from a confrontation. If, accidentally or in a moment of anger, you damage any property at your home or at that of a family member, you may be charged with malicious mischief DV—a domestic violence charge that may ultimately ruin lives. If, as a result of a domestic dispute, you are charged with malicious mischief, it is extremely important to contact a domestic violence lawyer at the first opportunity and take measures to protect your rights.
Our clients come from all over Washington state, from Ballard to Black Diamond, Camano Island to Anacortes or Seattle and repeatedly tell us that our attorneys' practical and direct approach helped them get through criminal justice proceedings with dignity.
How serious is a malicious mischief charge?
The level of charge is based on the value of the property destruction:
- Damage under $50, malicious mischief in the 3rd degree, a misdemeanor
- Damage $50 to $250, malicious mischief in the 3rd degree, a gross misdemeanor
- Damage $250 to $1,500, malicious mischief in the 2nd degree, a Class C felony
- Damage over $1500, malicious mischief in the 1st degree, a Class B felony
The level of penalties varies with the charge but can involve heavy fines or jail time, adding stress to an already difficult situation. You may have already been falsely accused or possibly made one bad choice—don't let it ruin your life.
If you have been accused of property destruction DV (malicious mischief) our lawyer will explain exactly what we can do for you. Call (253) 867-2675 Today.
As dedicated criminal law defense attorneys, our job is to see that our clients get the best criminal defense possible. We tell you exactly where you stand and recommend a practical solution. When we step into the courtroom, we expect to win. And we are respected by prosecutors and judges in criminal courts throughout Washington State for our skill and determination.
Our criminal defense experience with Malicious Mischief Defense is your advantage
When you are facing serious criminal charges we can help. Call us at (253) 867-2675 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our criminal defense attorneys are standing by.