Defense Attorney: Willful And Malicious Destruction Of Property

If you have been charged or believe you may soon be charged with malicious destruction of property in Michigan, call me, defense lawyer David G. Moore, right away. When I have the opportunity to come on board in a case such as a vandalism defense matter, I am often able to work out a resolution outside of the realm of criminal prosecution. Restitution and similar solutions sometimes enable a suspect to avoid criminal penalties.

What Constitutes Property Destruction?

Charges of willful and malicious destruction of property often mean that something like the following has allegedly taken place:

  • Juvenile pranks
  • Smashing windows
  • Knocking over portable toilets
  • Marking a building or fence with graffiti

Suspects in cases of willful and malicious destruction often tend to fall within one of these descriptions:

  • Young (too young to think of consequences, perhaps)
  • Bored, angry, mentally ill or in pursuit of revenge
  • Knowledgeable about an area where a property damage has occurred

A conviction on charges of willful and malicious destruction of property may be at the misdemeanor or felony level, depending on the amount of property involved and the extent of the damage.

Defense Against Arson Or Vandalism Charges In Michigan

If I serve as your defense attorney after an arrest on charges of willful and malicious destruction of property, I am prepared to work hard in your defense. I want to see you move past this difficult situation with as little long-term damage as possible.

Contact me online or call my Portage office at 269-216-4573 to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. You can reach me days, nights, weekends and holidays if you have a legal emergency such as an arrest to deal with.