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Criminal Mischief and Domestic Violence in Denver, Colorado

On Behalf of | May 21, 2018 | Criminal Mischief |


Denver Defense Attorney for Criminal Mischief and Domestic Violence Cases

Our Defense Attorneys see many cases where Criminal Mischief accompanies additional charges, such as Domestic Violence, in Denver, Colorado. If you are facing Criminal Mischief and / or Domestic Violence charges, you need an experienced Defense Lawyer to represent you. Our lawyers will fight for fair restitution when an item / property has been damaged and for the whole story of what happened to be told. You may be completely innocent of the charges.

Definition of Criminal Mischief in Arapahoe County

In Arapahoe County, and throughout Colorado, the Definition of Criminal Mischief is as follows:

“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.”

The severity of the charges depends on the value of the damaged items. For example – if the item damaged is over $1000, you could be charged with a felony, and if under $1000, you could be charged with a misdemeanor.

Adams County Criminal Mischief and Domestic Violence Example

About two weeks ago, at a wholesale club, I witnessed a couple in an intense argument, during which the woman threw her purse at the windshield of their car. There must have been something heavy in her purse, because half of the windshield was cracked. The couple continued to argue as the woman entered the car, and she kicked and hit the man as he tried to get her to leave the car. This woman, in the heat of her anger, probably did not realize that her actions could get her charged with Domestic Violence as well as Criminal Mischief in Adams County.

Damage to Property Charges in Jefferson County

If property is damaged in a domestic dispute in Jefferson County, a person can be charged with Criminal Mischief. In the example above, the lady could be charged with Criminal Mischief if her partner owned, or even if they jointly owned, the vehicle. This crime will even support Domestic Violence charges, even if a person’s “significant other” is not present when the property damage occurred.

Douglas County Defense Lawyer for Criminal Mischief

If you are contacted by Douglas County Police concerning property damage to someone else’s property, or even your own, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent out call our Defense Lawyers. Criminal Mischief convictions can impact your employment and freedom. Together, we can protect your future.