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Criminal Mischief Attorney Near Me in Denver | Juveniles Charged for Church Vandalism

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Mar 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vandalism or causing damage to another's property is charged Criminal Mischief in Denver, Thornton, and Westminster. Three teenagers were recently arrested and charged with this crime for vandalizing a church in Thornton, Colorado. According to the report, the boys caused over $80,000 worth of damage – including breaking glass doors and windows and destroying instruments. While the boys were not identified nor was any information provided about how they were linked to the crime, it was disclosed that all 3 were 15 years old.

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Arapahoe County Juvenile Criminal Mischief Lawyer: Definition of Criminal Mischief in Douglas County

The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Criminal Mischief – C.R.S. 18-4-501 – is:

“A person commits criminal mischief when he or she 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 of a single criminal episode.”

Sentence for Vandalism / Criminal Mischief in Adams and Jefferson County

In Adams and Jefferson County, Criminal Mischief is a:

  • Class 3 misdemeanor when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is less than $300;
  • Class 2 misdemeanor when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $300-$749;
  • Class 1 misdemeanor when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $750-$999;
  • Class 6 felony when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $1,000-$4,999;
  • Class 5 felony when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $5,000-$19,999;
  • Class 4 felony when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $20,000-$99,999;
  • Class 3 felony when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $100,000-$999,999; and
  • Class 2 felony when the aggregate damage to the real or personal property is $1,000,000 or more.

Because the boys caused roughly $80,000 in damages, they would likely be facing the class 4 felony Criminal Mischief charge.

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