Orlando Criminal Mischief Attorney
If you are charged with criminal mischief in Orlando you need an Orlando criminal mischief attorney. Criminal mischief is the legal term for what many of us would refer to as vandalism. Criminal mischief in Florida with alleged damages less than $200 is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine plus court cost, 60 days in jail and or 6 months of probation. Criminal mischief over $200 but less than $1,000 is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine plus court cost, 365 days in jail and or 12 months of probation. Criminal mischief over $1,000 is a third degree felony punishable by up to a $5,000 fine plus court cost, 5 years in prison and or 60 months of probation with the department of corrections. Criminal mischief with a prior conviction can be enhanced to a third degree felony punishable by a $5,000 fine plus court cost 5 years in prison and or 60 months of probation. Our Orlando criminal mischief lawyers can fight to get your case reduced or dismissed. Common issues that occur in criminal mischief cases include people being arrested for damaging their own property, alleged victims exaggerating damages to make a misdemeanor into a felony and to increase restitution payments. Occasionally the allegations are between people that do not know each other but often these cases occur during breakups or fights. The alleged victim is often motivated to go forward. As a former prosecutors and public defenders our attorneys understand the issues that come with being accused of criminal mischief in Orlando. Even if the State can prove the case and the alleged victim is mad a pre-trial diversion could still be a possibility. We handle criminal mischief cases in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. If you are accused of an Orlando criminal mischief call today to set up a free consultation with an experienced criminal mischief attorney.