Malicious Destruction Attorney

What is Malicious Destruction of Property?

Malicious destruction of property is a misdemeanor property crime in which a person willfully and maliciously destroys, damages, or defaces someone else’s property.

What are Some Defenses to Malicious Destruction of Property?

  • Involuntary Intoxication
  • Voluntary Intoxication
  • Accident
  • Mistake
  • Carelessness
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Alibi

What is the Maximum Penalty for Malicious Destruction of Property?

There are two variations of malicious destruction of property that are applicable for sentencing purposes. If the damage done to the property is valued at $1,000 or less, then the maximum possible penalty is 60 days of incarceration and/or a $500 fine. If the damage done to the property is valued at more than $1,000, then the maximum possible penalty is 3 years of incarceration and/or a $2,500 fine. If it cannot be determined from the evidence whether the value of the damage to the property is more or less than $1,000, then the value is deemed to be less than $1,000. Both variations of the offense are considered misdemeanor offenses for sentencing purposes.

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What is Malicious Destruction of Property?

Under Md. Code Criminal Law Ann. 6-301, malicious destruction of property is a misdemeanor property crime in which a person willfully and maliciously destroys, damages, or defaces someone else’s property. What Does “Maliciously” Mean? An act is done “maliciously” if

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Contact a Malicious Destruction Attorney

Contact an experienced malicious destruction of property attorney today if you or a loved one have been charged with the crime of malicious destruction of property. With an office located in the heart of Towson, Maryland, we serve folks throughout Baltimore County, Maryland and surrounding nearby areas. We offer free phone or office consultations, and we offer jail consultations for a fee. Please use the form below to contact us and someone from our office will reach back out to you.

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