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Intentional Property Damage

Property can be damaged in many ways, whether it stems from the reckless or negligent actions of an individual, weather or other unforeseen events, or intentionally destructive actions. If a person causes damage through an auto accident or other negligent (but unintentional) act, he or she may be held liable for the destruction and may be forced to compensate the victim for repairs. If property is intentionally harmed or destroyed, the person at fault may face criminal charges for his or her actions.

If you have been accused of intentionally damaging or destroying property, you have the right to defend yourself in a court of law against these charges. For more information on property damage and criminal cases, contact the Appleton criminal attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 today.

Types of Intentional Damage

Commonly reported cases of intentional property damage include:

  • Intentional damage to another person’s vehicle (slashed tires, damage to the body or paint job, and damaged windshields)
  • Destruction of another person’s possessions
  • Damage done to another person’s home (spray paint, door damage, broken windows)
  • Property damage (tire marks on lawns, ruined gardens, paint and graffiti on structures)

Persons accused of intentional property damage may face fines and probation. In serious cases, the individual may even face jail time for the destruction of another person’s property.

Contact an Appleton Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you stand accused of causing intentional damage to another person’s property, contact the Appleton criminal attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 to discuss your legal options.