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Criminal Mischief

Representing Greater Metropolitan Houston Area Defendants in Criminal Mischief Cases - An Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights

Criminal mischief in Texas is when someone knowingly damages or tampers with another person's property in a way that causes financial loss. Slashing a car's tires, vandalizing a business and spraypainting graffiti are a few examples of the crime. It's a charge that should not be taken lightly. If you are charged with even a minor offense, you may be facing a felony if the damage exceeds $1,500.

The crime is a Class C misdemeanor if you cause damage unintentionally but do so while acting in a reckless manner. In other cases, the penalties for criminal mischief range in severity, depending on the value of the damage.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, serving the greater metropolitan Houston area, our aggressive criminal defense lawyer can help if you or a loved one is accused of criminal mischief.

Remember, your initial consultation is free.