Malicious Mischief in Federal Way

Our Federal Way Malicious Mischief Lawyers Can Help You Understand This Serious Charge

Malicious mischief is defined as the destruction of property, but the charge is often misunderstood. This serious Washington crime is broken down into three categories, each with its own separate punishments and penalties. No matter which malicious mischief charge you're facing, a conviction could be devastating. Contact one of our Federal Way malicious mischief attorneys if you've been charged with any of the following crimes in Washington State:

  • First Degree Malicious Mischief - A Class B felony. If property worth over $5,000 is damaged, a conviction for its destruction could result in up to ten years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
  • Second Degree Malicious Mischief - A Class C felony. Penalties resulting from a conviction could dramatically affect your life. If damaged property is valued between $750 and $5,000, the punishments include up to five years in prison and fines of $20,000.
  • Third Degree Malicious Mischief - A gross misdemeanor. If the property in question is valued at less than $750, a conviction could lead to a year behind bars and fines of up to $5,000.

The Federal Way malicious mischief lawyers at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe have more than thirty years of combined legal experience, and we can help you better understand the severity of your charges. No matter what variety of Federal Way malicious mischief crime you've been charged with, we will protect your interests and make sure you get the chance to tell your side of the story.

Schedule A Free Evaluation Of Your Case With One Of Our Federal Way Malicious Mischief Attorneys

arrest After being charged with malicious mischief in Federal Way, you likely have a whole host of questions that you would like answered by a legal professional. Our Federal Way malicious mischief lawyers are ready to help you get a better grasp on the potential outcomes of your case, and will work diligently to assess all legal options.

It is up to the prosecutor to prove the value of the property that was allegedly destroyed, which is often a subjective process. Even a miniscule over-calculation of the property's value could significantly increase the severity of your crime. This means that the goal of your lawyer is to investigate the details of your case with the end goal of minimizing your punishments as they work toward a speedy resolution.

When facing serious criminal charges it's common to feel like your world is closing in all around you. However, it's important to stay focused on your defense and do everything in your power to protect your own interests. Contact one of our Federal Way malicious mischief attorneys today and schedule a consultation, so that you can start getting some reliable answers.

Your Federal Way attorney needs time to thoroughly investigate your case. This often requires significant legwork, so contact our Federal Way law office today and put our decades-long collective experience to work for you.

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