Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Criminal Mischief Offenses in Florida

Criminal Mischief is, for all intents and purposes, "vandalism".  In Florida, it can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a third degree felony, depending on the extent of damage, the nature of the property damaged, and whether the person has a prior criminal mischief conviction.  If the offense involves graffiti, the court is required to impose certain minimum fine amounts, which is also dependent on the number of prior convictions, if any.  Finally, for minors, the court has the authority to suspend the person's driver's license.  Criminal mischief offenses, at any level, are serious and carry some heft potential penalties. Early intervention by an experienced St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney can, however, have a significant impact on the outcome of the case. For more information on criminal mischief offenses in Florida, see out recent publication on HG.Org:  St. Petersburg Criminal Mischief Attorney.

The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. is a Tampa Bay area DUI and criminal defense firm representing clients in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, New Port Richey, Dade City, and Bradenton


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