Malicious Destruction of Personal Property Attorney Gaylord MI

Malicious destruction of property can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor under Michigan state law.  According to Michigan Law, a person who willfully and maliciously destroys or injures the property of someone else is guilty of malicious destruction of property. Depending on the severity of the charge, a conviction may lead to either felony or misdemeanor charges, fines up to $20,000 or more in addition to prison time.

Michigan Penal Code

Section 750.377a

(1) A person who willfully and maliciously destroys or injures the personal property of another person is guilty of a crime as follows:

(a) If any of the following apply, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $15,000.00 or 3 times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine:

(i) The amount of the destruction or injury is $20,000.00 or more.

(ii) The person violates subdivision (b)(i) and has 2 or more prior convictions for committing or attempting to commit an offense under this section. For purposes of this subparagraph, however, a prior conviction does not include a conviction for a violation or attempted violation of subdivision (c)(ii) or (d).

(b) If any of the following apply, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or 3 times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine:

(i) The amount of the destruction or injury is $1,000.00 or more but less than $20,000.00.

(ii) The person violates subdivision (c)(i) and has 1 or more prior convictions for committing or attempting to commit an offense under this section. For purposes of this subparagraph, however, a prior conviction does not include a conviction for a violation or attempted violation of subdivision (c)(ii) or (d).

Malicious Destruction of Personal Property Attorney Gaylord MI

If you are being charged with malicious destruction of property, Bailey-Quick Law is an attorney who can help you. Contact us today at 989.448.2188.