Criminal Mischief In Tampa

Criminal Mischief In Tampa

What is considered Criminal Mischief in Tampa?

A person commits the offense of criminal mischief in Tampa if he or she willfully and maliciously damages property belonging to another.  Examples of criminal mischief in Florida are spray painting graffiti on a wall or intentionally scratching a car with a key.

Maximum Penalties for Criminal Mischief in Tampa

If the damage to the property is less than $200, Criminal Mischief in Tampa is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of:

  1. 60 days in jail
  2. 6 months of probation
  3. $500 fine

If the damage to the property is between $200 and $1000, Criminal Mischief in Tampa is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of:

  1. 12 months of jail
  2. 12 months of probation
  3. $1,000 fine

If the damage to the property is above $1000, Criminal Mischief in Tampa is a third degree felony punishable by a maximum of:

  1. 5 years in prison
  2. 5 years of probation
  3. $5,000 fine

Are you looking for the best Criminal Mischief lawyer in Tampa Florida? Contact Attorney David C. Hardy.

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of Criminal Mischief.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling Criminal Mischief cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Criminal Mischief in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, contact Attorney David C. Hardy. He has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.