Delaware Criminal Mischief Lawyer & Vandalism Attorneys
In Delaware, the blanket term ‘criminal mischief’ encompasses a number of crimes and or misdemeanors such as vandalism and destruction of public or private property. It is a very serious charge in Delaware, especially if you have a previous criminal record and are over the age of 18.
If you have been charged with criminal mischief in Kent or Sussex County, Delaware please consult with a Delaware Defense Lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay.
We have many years handling all types of crimes and misdemeanor charges in northern Delaware. Our Delaware criminal law office can be reached at 302-855-9300. You can also email our Defense Attorneys in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay.
Delaware Criminal Mischief Laws
In Delaware criminal mischief is defined as intentionally or recklessly:
1. Destroying or damaging property belonging to another person
2. Tampering with property of someone else as to endanger that person or their property, or
3. Tampering with or making a connection with property of public utilities with no lawful purpose. Examples are gas, electric, water and telephone connections.
Criminal Mischief Penalties In Delaware
In the state of Delaware, the charge you will face is directly related to the amount of the damage done. If the ensuing damage done exceeds $1,500.00 you may face Class G felony charges. Also, if the act intentionally disrupted public works you may also face felony charges. A Class G felony in Delaware carries with it a possible prison sentence of up to 2 years.
If the damage was less than $1,500.00 you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. That may result in a 1-year jail sentence and up to $2,300.00 in fines.
Contact A Delaware Criminal Lawyer For A Free Consultation
Call Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald D. Phillips if you have been charged with criminal mischief in Delaware. He may be reached at 302-855-9300. You can also email Delaware Vandalism Lawyer Ronald D. Phillips here.