Defending Clients Against Property-Related Criminal Charges
If you have been accused of damaging someone else’s property or violating their property rights, you could be facing serious criminal consequences, including jail time, fines, restitution and probation. You could also be left with a criminal record for the rest of your life.You need to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At the law firm of Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP, our defense lawyers have helped many clients fight criminal mischief, criminal tampering, arson and related charges.
Fighting The Serious Consequences Of Criminal Accusations
The New York Penal Law defines a number of different property crimes, including both misdemeanors and felonies. Anyone 16 or older who is charged with one of these crimes will be tried as an adult. Among the most common charges are the following:
- Criminal mischief: In New York, serious vandalism and other types of property damage are typically charged as criminal mischief. If you are accused of doing more than $250 worth of damage, you could be facing more than a year in jail for felony criminal mischief.
- Criminal tampering: If you are accused of violating someone else’s property rights without causing any actual damage, you could be charged with criminal tampering. While this is generally a less serious charge, it can carry harsh consequences in some cases.
- Arson: If you have been accused of setting fire to someone else’s property, you could be charged with arson. Intentional arson is a particularly serious criminal charge that carries substantial jail time if you are convicted.
Our firm represents clients who have been accused of all types of property crimes, from minors accused of smashing windows and mailboxes to adults accused of felony arson. In every case, we use our experience and resources to fight for the best possible outcome.
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From our offices in Newburgh, Middletown, and Kingston, we represent clients in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York. If you have been charged with any type of property damage, call us at or email us today to schedule a free property crimes consultation.