Malicious Destruction of Property (MDOP) and Vandalism are Serious Crimes with Harsh Penalties
If you are charged with Malicious Destruction of Property or Vandalism, whether it be tagging, graffiti or defacing property, the result can be a criminal record accompanied by severe penalties including possible jail time or even several years in a state prison.
And under Michigan Law, the parents of a minor who is convicted of MDOP or Vandalism, may be financially responsible for the damage their children causes. Individuals and parents of minors charged with MDOP or Vandalism need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to handle their case.
The Crime against you may be either charged as a Misdemeanor or Felony and depends on the severity and extent of the damage. For a person to be found guilty of vandalism prosecutors must prove that they maliciously intended to damage or deface personal property of another person.
An experienced MDOP lawyer will examine the facts. even if property was destroyed, did you intend to cause the damage or was it an accident. And sometimes, even if you damage police property, yo may have had the legal right to do what you did. An aggressive criminal defense lawyer will also challenge the Prosecutor to insure all of your rights were protected and that any evidence was gathered properly and within the law. And if the Prosecutor does not have evidence, they do not have a case against you.
Schmierlaw is an experienced, affordable, and aggressive criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your case as well as help you get the best possible result in court. In some cases, your case may even be dropped if there is not enough evidence. Contact Schmierlaw to talk about your case.
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