We all know how breakups with a significant other can make us feel. For one man, his breakup clearly didn't go too well as it led to criminal charges. According to the news, the man allegedly vandalized his ex-girlfriend's car to get back at her. He apparently spray painted the misspelled word “cheeter” across the passenger side of her car. When he was found by police near the vehicle, police did a search and found the man was also in possession of controlled substances. The man is facing multiple charges, including Criminal Mischief. If you've been charged with Criminal Mischief in Denver, Moffat County or anywhere else in Colorado, call our Criminal Mischief lawyers today.
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Criminal Mischief Douglas County Lawyer: Definition of Criminal Mischief
Criminal Mischief, C.R.S. 18-4-501, is charged in Douglas County, Arapahoe County and across Colorado whenever a person knowingly damages the real or personal property of one or more other persons, including property owned by the person jointly with another person or property owned by the person in which another person has a possessory or proprietary interest, in the course or a single criminal episode. Because the man caused damage to his ex-girlfriend's car by spray painting it, he damaged real property of another person, which qualifies as Criminal Mischief.
Consequences of Criminal Mischief in Jefferson County, Colorado
In Jefferson County, Adams County and everywhere else in Colorado, Criminal Mischief can range anywhere from a class 3 misdemeanor to a class 2 felony, depending on the aggregate damage to real or personal property. Below are the classes of Criminal Mischief based on the aggregate damage to real or personal property in Colorado:
Cost of Aggregate Damage to Real or Personal Property
Class of Misdemeanor or FelonyWhen aggregate damage is less than $300 Class 3 misdemeanor Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $300 or more but less than $750 Class 2 misdemeanor Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $750 or more but less than $1,000 Class 1 misdemeanor Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $1,000 or more but less than $5,000 Class 6 felony Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $5,000 or more but less than $20,000 Class 5 felony Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000 Class 4 felony Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $100,000 or more but less than $1,000,000 Class 3 felony Criminal Mischief When aggregate damage is $1,000,000 or more Class 2 felony Criminal Mischief
Why You Need the Best Criminal Mischief Lawyers to Defend You
In Denver, Aurora and across Colorado, Criminal Mischief can be overcharged, which is one reason why you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for you. Our criminal defense attorneys can often get charges reduced or cases dismissed in situations where the government has overcharged you. Call the O'Malley Law Office today to set up a free initial consultation with us and protect your future.
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