Criminal Mischief

What Is Criminal Mischief?

Good question. Criminal mischief is not one of those crimes readily identifiable from its name. To complicate matters, you can commit criminal mischief in Utah in a few different ways. For example:

  • It is criminal mischief to damage or destroy property with the intent to defraud an insurance company.
  • It is criminal mischief to tamper with another person’s property in such a way that you recklessly endager human life.
  • Tampers with property, thereby causing or threatening to cause interruption to critical infrastructure (e.g., power grids).
  • Shoot or throw an object at a vehicle, airplane, train, or bus, whether in motion or not.

What Are the Possible Punishments for Utah Criminal Mischief Charges?

Depending on what you did, charges can range from misdemeanor to second-degree felonies. Second-degree felonies carry with them a potential jail sentence of up to fifteen years and fines up to $10,000. With such steep penalties, you need to hire an aggressive and thorough Utah criminal mischief lawyer.

Have You Been Charged with Criminal Mischief in Utah? Contact Brown Law.

During your free initial consultation, Brown Law’s criminal defense team will talk with you and give you the personal service you need while fighting your Utah criminal mischief charge. Whether we attack the government’s case and have charged dismissed or reduced before trial, or whether we take your case to trial, your attorney will aggressively defend you every step of the way. Call Brown Law today to schedule you free initial consultation: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016. We offer reasonable flat rates and are available 24/7.