Destruction of Property Lawyer in Washington D.C.
Get a Proven Defense on Your Side
In Washington D.C., crimes involving property damage are typically charged as
felonies and include significant penalties, such as incarceration, restitution,
and fines. If you have been charged with a property destruction charge,
it is crucial that you talk to a property destruction attorney immediately
to see what you can do to fight your charges. Whether you acted in the
heat of the moment or got caught up in an accident that was simply out
of your control, you have options. Learn them now by calling
Hunter & Johnson, PLLC.
Destruction of property charges is also common in
domestic violence cases. If you are being accused of destroying the property of a household
member, spouse, or dating partner, we can also provide aggressive, effective
defense for you.
Charges of the destruction of property can include:
- Malicious destruction of property (destroying property out of anger or
vengeance, including slashing tires, keying cars, etc.)
We can discuss your charges in a
case evaluation: (202) 759-7929.
At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, our goal is to provide the legal support
you need during this terrifying time. We have seen firsthand how stressed
clients are about their future and what will happen to them next. Our
criminal defense lawyers genuinely care for your best interests and are ready to help you take
the stress out of the situation.
What Are the Penalties for Property Destruction?
The penalties for property destruction are assessed according to the severity
of the crime. The higher the value of the property destroyed, the more
serious the penalties. If you have prior convictions, you could be facing
even harsher sentences.
For example, if the damaged property was less than $200, you may be charged with a
misdemeanor and could be looking at up to 180 days in jail with a $1,000 fine. For
more serious offenses that involve burning, serious injuries, you may
be facing jail time of up to 10 years, fines up to $5,000, and have a
felony offense on your record.
Penalties For Slashing a Tire
If the damage is $200 to $1,000, the offense is a first-degree
misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. If the tire damages exceed $1,000.00
they could be charged with a felony.
High-Quality Defense from Elite Attorneys
Our Washington, D.C.
defense attorneys believe that everyone deserves a high-quality defense and for someone
to stand up for them. This is a right that all defendants have.
We take our roles as legal counselors seriously, and you can expect nothing
but the most professional and dedicated advocacy from our team.
We're ready to listen.
Discuss your case
today: (202) 759-7929.