Orlando Criminal Mischief Lawyer
Florida Vandalism Lawyer
Vandalism is charged as criminal mischief in Florida. You can face criminal mischief charges if you willfully and maliciously damage public property or the private property of another person. As the result of a single, foolish act, you could end up with a lifetime criminal record.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to make sure an arrest for criminal mischief does not haunt you for the rest of your life. Our lawyers represent juveniles and adults who are arrested for damaging property, destroying or placing graffiti on property in Orlando and other communities in central Florida.
Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Mischief
Orlando criminal mischief can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the amount of damage and the type of structure that was damaged:
- If the damage was $200 or less, it is a second-degree misdemeanor
- If the damage was greater than $200 but less than $1,000, it is a first-degree misdemeanor
- If a church, synagogue, mosque or other place of worship was damaged and the damage is greater than $200, it is a third-degree felony
- If the damage was greater than $1,000 or if there was interruption or impairment of a business operation or public service that cost $1,000 or more in labor and supplies to restore, it is a third-degree felony
Our goal in a criminal mischief case is to keep you from being charged with a felony — and, if possible, to keep you from ending up with a criminal record. You may be entitled to first-offender treatment.
Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to give you an honest evaluation of your case so that you will know your options from the start.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando criminal mischief attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.