NJ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF DEFENSE
Protect Your Rights with Todd Spodek Law Group against Criminal Mischief Charges
Have you been charged with criminal mischief in Camden County, New Jersey? This offense carries severe consequences that may ruin your record and future, making it vital to seek legal representation. Criminal mischief refers to damaging a person’s property, tampering with utility services or defacing property. N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3 details the consequences of being convicted of criminal mischief can lead to hefty fines, state prison time, and other severe penalties.
The skilled defense lawyers at Todd Spodek Law Group have represented clients facing criminal mischief charges and offer a free consultation for initial appointments. Our former prosecutors know the ins and outs of the justice system and are committed to protecting your rights.
Understanding Camden County’s Criminal Mischief Charges
Camden County has two forms of criminal mischief:
1. Intentionally or recklessly damaging tangible property that belongs to another person using life-threatening means such as explosives or fire.
2. Tampering with another person’s tangible property that endangers people or their assets.
The severity of the offense determines the grade of criminal mischief charges against a defendant:
Third-Degree Criminal Mischief
A third-degree charge carries severe punishment if:
* The damaged property costs at least $2,000
* The act interferes with public transportation or communication systems
* An individual defaces, alters, damages, or causes loss at a research facility causing disruption
* Tampering with crypts or graves intending to destroy or steal human remains
If convicted of third-degree criminal mischief charges, individuals could face imprisonment term lasting from 3-5 years, pay a maximum fine of $15,000 and other severe penalties.
Fourth-Degree Criminal Mischief
Your case will result in fourth-degree misdemeanor charges for:
* Property loss between $500-$2,000
* Damaging air traffic control devices such as lights or signals
* Tampering with an airport, landing field or aviation facility
If convicted of fourth-degree criminal mischief charges, individuals may face 18 months of imprisonment and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Why Choose Todd Spodek Law Group
At Todd Spodek Law Group, we offer legal representation for clients arrested in various municipalities across Camden County. We offer honest advice and guide you throughout the complex justice system while developing a robust defense on your behalf. Our lawyers understand the severity of criminal mischief charges; our aim is to help you avoid getting convicted of these offenses.
We provide you with honest answers after attentively listening to your side of the story. Our experienced attorneys work hardest to ensure your case receives substantial attention while building a strong defense against the prosecution’s claims.
Contact Us Today
A criminal mischief charge has significant implications. Contact us today to start planning how we can help develop a defense for your case. Our law firm prides itself on experience in defending clients from different parts of Camden County like Pine Hill, Somerdale, Voorhees Township, Berlin Borough, and Gloucester Township against criminal charges.
Schedule an appointment with us today by calling 856-772-3300 – start getting prepared for your upcoming criminal mischief case.
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