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
- Mistaken Identity
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.
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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