Representing Adults And Children Charged With Criminal Mischief

The charge of criminal mischief can be either a felony or misdemeanor. It can often come as one of a larger group of charges. Whatever the particular nature of the charge, you need strong and effective legal representation. Upon conviction, you could receive a jail sentence.

I am J.B. Katz, a defense attorney who represents people accused of criminal mischief and related charges. I am known as a tough and aggressive defender of my clients' rights. In your case, I will work tenaciously to defend your freedom.

Juveniles Charged With Criminal Mischief

When a minor willfully damages property, for example, through vandalism or graffiti, the minor can be charged with criminal mischief in either municipal court or county court. I have a great deal of experience in cases involving juvenile charges in both court systems.

Often, juveniles charged with criminal mischief can obtain pretrial diversion, which means that if the juvenile does not get into further trouble, the charge will be dropped and no criminal conviction will be entered on his or her record. It is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible in these types of cases. I will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for your child.

Adults Charged With Criminal Mischief

An adult who destroys or damages property in connection with a domestic dispute can be charged with criminal mischief/domestic violence. The potential consequences can be significant, including the removal of the accused from his or her home, loss of child custody or visitation rights and the imposition of a restraining order.

Whether it involves a stand-alone criminal mischief charge or one involving domestic violence, I approach these cases with the seriousness they deserve. I will work hard to defend you, seeking a dismissal of charges or deferred judgment whenever possible.

Even A Minor Charge Can Cause Major Problems

You never know what could happen in the future, and each additional criminal conviction you receive often means more severe penalties. To schedule your free consultation to discuss your defense options, please call my Breckenridge office at 970-368-2321 or send me an email.