New York Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyers
New York Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyers
Mayo Bartlett is a Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing criminal mischief charges. He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York and he was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and is recognized as a Super Lawyer. He has also been a criminal defense attorney since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in White Plains and throughout Westchester County, New York City and the Hudson Valley. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully had many violent felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. He has obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of criminal charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison.
Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling cases involving Criminal Mischief from the investigative stage through trial. Our criminal defense team works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense. After a thorough review of your case, we will discuss all available options with you so that you may make an intelligent decision abut how to proceed with your case.
A conviction for a Criminal Mischief related offense may have significant collateral consequences including possible expulsion from school, loss of employment, eviction from your home, and possibly even removal from the United States if you are not a citizen. Our New York Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyers will work with you to ensure that your concerns are addressed, including whether you should seek to resolve your case by plea, or go to trial.
Criminal Mischief Cases
Many people are totally unaware that they can be charged with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and can go to jail for up to one year for damaging the property of another person, damaging abandoned buildings, or for interfering with a person’s attempt to call emergency services, including police and fire fighters.
If you intentionally damage another person’s property that is worth more than $250.00 (possibly an iphone), or if you damage a person’s locked car with intent to steal something, and you have three previous convictions for Criminal Mischief within the previous ten years, you can be charged with Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony which carries a maximum of four years in prison.
If the damaged property is worth more than person one thousand five hundred dollars you may be charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony which carries a maximum of seven years in prison. Finally, if you use an explosive to damage the property, you may be charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, a Class B Felony which carries a maximum of twenty five years in prison.
If you have prior felony convictions, you may face a higher sentence.
At the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC., our legal team has experience in defending Criminal Mischief cases. Mayo Bartlett has been involved in the New York criminal system for more than 10 years as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. We serve all of the boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, Westchester County, and more. Contact us for a consultation.
Our Criminal Mischief Defense team consists of experienced criminal attorneys, forensic experts and private investigators with law enforcement experience. We will carefully scrutinize all of the allegations against you and we will present evidence of your innocence to to prosecutor in an effort to avoid charges if they have not already been filed, or to get filed charges reduced or dismissed.
With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Peekskill, Mount Pleasant, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Somers, Cortlandt, Briarcliff, Ossining, Yorktown, Croton on Hudson, Brewster, Southeast, Bedford, Putnam Valley, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Hastings, Pleasantville, Nyack, Ardsley, Irvington, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.
Mayo appeared almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco and Los Angeles.
If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Criminal Mischief, don’t hesitate. Contact our Criminal Mischief Defense Attorneys now to begin the fight to protect your business and to keep your freedom.
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