In the state of Arizona, criminal damage is defined by ARS 13-1602. A person can be found guilty of that offense if they engage in six different types of conduct. Most criminal damage charges usually involve some sort of domestic dispute. What many individuals may not know is that one may be charged for criminal damage even though they damage their own property if it is co-owned by the spouse in question.
Also, have in mind that every case is different. If you have any questions regarding criminal damage and would like to know more about your specific charges, do not hesitate to call us at 602-989-5000. Below we have provided the six varieties of criminal damage in the state of Arizona.
The penalties depend on the value of the destruction of property. Here are the amounts and class of felony.
Criminal Damage is a crime in Arizona which can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Obviously it can be very helpful to have a criminal defense attorney help you because of the fact that very small differences in damage valuation can have the most profound impact on the consequences you may face. While the crime can carry with it almost 4 years in prison, criminal damage charges may be resolved with diversion program or deferred prosecution agreements. Furthermore, a misdemeanor compromise deal may also be available depending on certain circumstances. In other words it means that in some cases, the criminal charges can be erased completely if the accused person either completes educational classes and/or pays a fine or both.
Here at Alcock and Associates we have had the wonderful opportunity of being able to represent and win hundreds of criminal cases in Arizona, including criminal damage charges. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF OUR VICTORIES. If you have any questions about criminal damage in Arizona and you would like to speak with a criminal defense attorney, please do not hesitate to call us at 602-989-5000 for a free consultation.
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