Criminal mischief happens when a person intentionally damages property of another. Washington State has additional charge for when a person maliciously and knowingly cause property damage. This charge is known as “malicious mischief.”
State prosecutors have to prove beyond a doubt the defendant:
Criminal property damage occurs when a person interferes with another person’s right to use property. The physical damage may be to break the property, prevent it from running, or tamper with it.
In Washington State, malicious mischief is charged as a class B felony.
A conviction of malicious mischief is punishable with up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000. So it may possible the offender can avoid prison time and pay only the fine.
Yes. A charge of indecent exposure is serious and can lead to long-term struggles. You should contact a criminal lawyer to fight your case.
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