Malicious Mischief in Tacoma
How is malicious mischief defined? Simply stated, it is the destruction of property. This serious crime is broken down into three subcategories, each with its own level of severity and punishments. No matter which classification applies to you, malicious mischief is a potentially devastating crime with serious consequences, if convicted. Contact one of our Tacoma malicious mischief lawyers if you've been charged with any of the following crimes:
- First Degree Malicious Mischief is a Class B felony with serious consequences. If the perpetrator of the crime damages property valued in excess of $5,000, a conviction could result in up to ten years in prison and $20,000 in fines. This end result should be avoided at all costs.
- Second Degree Malicious Mischief is a Class C felony, which is still very serious. If the perpetrator of the crime damages property valued between $750 and $5,000, they could face five years in prison and fines of up to $20,000.
- Third Degree Malicious Mischief is a gross misdemeanor, but should never be underestimated. If the perpetrator damages property valued at less than $750, a conviction may result in up to a year in jail and fines totaling $5,000.
The Tacoma malicious mischief attorneys at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe have more than thirty years of combined experience. No matter what malicious mischief crime you've been charged with, we will protect your legal rights and ensure that you are treated fairly by the prosecution and court.Schedule A Consultation With One Of Our Tacoma Malicious Mischief Lawyers
When you're charged with a serious crime in Tacoma, you have urgent questions concerning your future. You may feel like you have few options, but our Tacoma malicious mischief attorneys will work diligently to discover whether legal options you may not have considered exist.
For example, the prosecution must prove the value of the property that was allegedly destroyed. This process if often subjective, and even a minute over-calculation by the prosecution could significantly increase the severity of your crime. The goal of your lawyer will be to minimize your punishments and do everything the law allows to resolve your case quickly, and with a more favorable outcome.
Right now, you probably have many questions running through your mind. You may also feel like your world is closing in all around you, but it's important not to let the emotional strain of dealing with criminal charges prevent you from taking action. Contact one of our experienced Tacoma malicious mischief lawyers immediately and schedule your own confidential case evaluation.
Your Tacoma criminal case will likely require a thorough investigation, significant legwork, and thorough preparation on the part of your attorney. Contact our Tacoma law office by phone or fill out our online form, and put our decades-long experience to work for you.