Seminole County Criminal Mischief Attorney
If you are charged with criminal mischief in Seminole County you need a Seminole County criminal mischief attorney. Criminal mischief with alleged damage less than $200 is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine, court cost, 60 days in jail 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 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 or 60 months of probation with the department of corrections. A second criminal mischief of any amount of damage 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. Seminole County criminal mischief lawyer Kevin J. Pitts 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 prosecutor attorney Kevin J. Pitts understands the issues that come with criminal mischief cases from both sides. Even if the State can prove the case a pre-trial diversion might be a viable option. Mr. Pitts handles criminal mischief cases throughout Seminole County. If you are accused of a Sanford criminal mischief, Altamonte Springs criminal mischief, Winter Springs criminal mischief, Lake Mary criminal mischief or Longwood criminal mischief contact Kevin J. Pitts. The initial consultation is always free.