Fort Collins Criminal Mischief and Trespass Lawyer

Criminal mischief has likely been around for as long as people have owned personal property. Any time a person damages someone else’s property without the owner’s permission, that’s criminal mischief. Criminal mischief is also known as malicious mischief, vandalism, damage to property, or by other names depending on the state.

It’s important to note, you can’t accidentally commit criminal mischief. To be charged with criminal mischief you must have damaged someone else’s property. The amount of damage can be significant or minor, but it’s the act of damaging property that is the key issue in the crime. Criminal mischief does not involve taking another’s property, only breaking, defacing, or otherwise damaging it without the owner’s permission.

Defend Your Rights and Your Future

Depending on the value of the items damaged, criminal mischief can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Depending on whether the trespass is to a home or some other structure determines whether the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are accused of criminal mischief or trespass, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. I will initiate an immediate investigation on your behalf, review police reports, interview witnesses and build a compelling defense on your behalf.

I have handled cases involving:

  • College kids who had too much to drink and wandered into someone’s home uninvited
  • After partying all night, crashing on a friend’s couch only to find out the next morning you’re in someone’s home that you do not know
  • Damaging another’s home, vehicle or other personal property
  • Painting, tagging, graffiti
  • Damaging property while walking home from the bars

Advocacy for College Students

Many criminal mischief cases involve campus crimes. If you are a student or you have been charged with a campus crime, it is important for you to take immediate action to protect your rights and your future. I am also experienced in working with parents who live out of state and who need representation for a son or daughter at CSU or another college on the Colorado front range. I will take the time to understand your unique and individual concerns, develop an appropriate defense strategy and work aggressively to defeat charges and/or minimize penalties in your case.

For more information or to discuss your criminal defense needs, contact me today at my Fort Collins, Colorado, law office. Call 970-829-1221 now to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION with a Larimer County Trespassing Lawyer.

Advocacy for College Students

Many criminal mischief cases involve campus crimes. If you are a student or you have been charged with a campus crime, it is important for you to take immediate action to protect your rights and your future. I am also experienced in working with parents who live out of state and who need representation for a son or daughter at CSU or another college on the Colorado front range. I will take the time to understand your unique and individual concerns, develop an appropriate defense strategy and work aggressively to defeat charges and/or minimize penalties in your case.

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