Criminal mischief refers to particular acts that involve the intentional and malicious destruction of the personal property of others. This includes graffiti as well as other related acts of vandalism. In Florida, the penalties imposed for a conviction vary depending on the value of damage, what type of property was affected, and the offender's prior record of vandalism, if any.
Vandalism and Juvenile Crimes in South Florida.
In many cases, criminal mischief involves juvenile offenders. If your child is currently facing criminal charges for graffiti or vandalism, involving an experienced juvenile defense attorney as soon as possible is crucial. Although the juvenile justice system can encourage rehabilitation rather than punishment, it often doesn't. An experienced lawyer can protect your child's rights.
Bradley Collins has aggressively defended clients facing Criminal Mischief charges for over 30 years.