Malicious Mischief in Olympia
Malicious mischief, basically, is when you knowingly and maliciously cause damage to someone else’s property. The seriousness of the charge you face typically depends on the amount of damage caused. Any type of conviction can result in jail, fines, probation, no contact orders, and restitution for the damage caused.
The most serious type of malicious mischief is categorized as 1° which is a class B felony. The maximum penalty is 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine. You can be charged with malicious mischief 1° if you cause damage above $5,000.
If you cause damage in the range of $750 to $5,000, then you will probably be facing a malicious mischief 2° charge. This is a class C felony which means the maximum penalty is 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Lastly, if you cause less than $750 worth of damage, you will probably be charged with malicious mischief 3° which is a gross misdemeanor. Gross misdemeanors have a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.
If you are being accused of malicious mischief, the Law Offices of Jason Newcombe are available for a free consultation. Give our office a call and we will put you through to one of our experienced attorneys to discuss your situation.