Nassau County Criminal Mischief Lawyers
Criminal Mischief Is No Minor Matter
Names can be deceiving. The words “criminal mischief” may evoke imagery of youthful pranks or troublemaking, however, the penalties for these types of crimes can be quite serious. If you are currently facing criminal mischief charges, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Criminal mischief charges can result in significant fines and incarceration. A felony conviction may also make it difficult for you to secure employment or a place of residence in the future. Having a fierce advocate on your side in the face of such charges can be instrumental to mounting a successful defense.
At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we offer an extensive and diverse background in the criminal justice system. With the balanced perspective that comes from serving as prosecutors, both of our lawyers are well-equipped to defend clients against serious criminal charges in Nassau County.
What Constitutes Criminal Mischief In New York?
The State of New York issues criminal mischief charges at both the misdemeanor and felony level. If there is an allegation that someone damages property up to $250 then they can be charged with an A Misdemeanor. If the value is over $250, this may lead to felony prosecution, which can have life-altering ramifications. Offenses that could be considered criminal mischief include:
- Breaking into or stripping down a vehicle.
- The act of painting graffiti or possessing graffiti instruments.
- Destruction of property, including damaging an abandoned building.
Our Firm Can Start Building Your Defense Today
If you or a loved one need a Criminal Defense attorney in Nassau County, contact us today. Our lawyers are prepared to start working for you. We can be reached by phone at 516-741-4100, or by email via our contact page.
Our attorneys are well-known for helping clients identify realistic legal goals and obtain them. We have successfully handled thousands of cases for our clients and will fight tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected.
Kimberly Lerner is widely recognized in the news media as a trusted authority on numerous legal topics. She is a featured legal correspondent on a variety of national news programs.
Both Richard Lerner and Kimberly Lerner hold the AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest distinction given to lawyers in this prestigious peer review.
Our experience as Former Prosecutors allows us to understand the prosecution’s position against our criminal defense clients and leverage practical solutions. We are also backed by 70 years of combined legal experience.