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Malicious Mischief


Have you been charged with malicious mischief?

Washington malicious mischief lawyers from our firm can help!

In Washington State, there are three classifications of malicious mischief, also known as property destruction.

Malicious mischief in the third degree is a gross misdemeanor and deals with property damage totaling up to $750. If you are convicted of this type, you could spend up to a year in jail and be required to pay up to a $5,000 fine.

If the property damaged is valued between $750 and $5,000, it is a Class C felony and classified as malicious mischief in the second degree. If convicted, you could pay a fine of up to $10,000 and spend five years in prison.

The last classification is malicious mischief in the first degree, referring to property damage in excess of $5,000. This is a Class B felony and is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a $20,000 fine. If you have been accused of any type of malicious mischief, you need a Washington criminal lawyer on your side to try to avoid these serious penalties.

Washington criminal attorney Jason S. Newcombe has been practicing criminal work for over 15 years, and our team has over 30 years of combined legal experience. Our firm focuses on criminal defense as one of our primary practice areas, and we know the best way to defend you in your case.

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Even though you may feel hopeless or overwhelmed after being charged with malicious mischief, remember that you still have legal options and the right to have an attorney defend you in court. Before you can be convicted, a prosecutor will have to prove the value of the property that you have been accused of destroying. Our malicious mischief attorneys in Washington understand that this is not an exact science, and we will fight to minimize the severity of your potential penalties and obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Contact our malicious mischief attorneys in Washington today.

If you have been charged with malicious mischief, it imperative that you speak with our Washington criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible - we are experienced and will help to protect your legal rights!

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