Criminal Mischief

What is Criminal Mischief?
Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree (P.L. 145.00) is when a person (1) intentionally damages property (2) intentionally participates in the destruction of an abandoned building, (3) recklessly damages property, or (4) interferes with certain emergency communications. Criminal Mischief is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail.
Contact New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance L. Fletcher as soon as possible if you or someone you know has been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket for criminal mischief. His office takes immediate action to see that your rights are protected and to ensure that you cases is properly handled. Mr. Fletcher, a former prosecutor, will thoroughly evaluate your case. This evaluation routinely discovers defenses or deficiencies in the State's case against you. If you did not intentionally damage the property at issue, or if you did not cause the damage in question, you may be able to have your case dismissed. Many other defenses exist but the sooner you consult with an attorney, the better your outcome.
Contact us immediately if you have been issued a desk appearance ticket for criminal mischief.

We handle cases involving:

  • Damage to buildings
  • Damaged personal property or cars
  • Broken windows
  • Damaged city property
  • All other damaged items

If you or a loved one is under investigation or has been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket for criminal mischief, then contact New York City Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyer Lance Fletcher as soon as possible. Without proper legal representation, you may be forced into a oppressive sentence if convicted which may consist of jail, probation, fines, restitution, immigration consequences, and a permanent criminal conviction.

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