In the state of Arizona, there are many different criminal charges you can face and what the penalties for those charges are can be even more confusing. If you have been arrested and charged with criminal damage it is not necessarily straightforward – you can be found guilty of criminal damage even if you engage in 6 different types of conduct. It is important to understand and be aware of the different types of criminal damage so that you do not commit an act of criminal damage or so that you understand what you face if you have already been arrested. Interestingly, many people do not realize that you can actually be charged with criminal damage of your own property if it is co-owned by a spouse. Armed with information about criminal damage, you will be able to better prepare and understand the important of hiring an experienced attorney when fighting to win your case.
6 Types of Criminal Damage in Arizona
As you can see, it is rare to see criminal charges #3, #4, and #6 but as experienced attorneys, Alcock Law is able to handle any criminal defense for criminal damage. Arizona criminal damage penalties vary depending on the value of the destruction to the property. If the damage is less than $1,000 it is a misdemeanor. If the value of the damage is $1,000 or more it will be a felony charge but the class of felony depends on just how significant the damage is. Regardless of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony it is important to hire an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney to give you the best possible outcome in your case.
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