Category Archives: Criminal Mischief

Our Texas criminal defense attorneys report the latest news on criminal mischief cases.

What Counts as Criminal Mischief in Texas?

Criminal Mischief

Criminal mischief is the legal term for any form of property destruction under Texas criminal law. This type of crime can include a vast array of acts; the damage could be either accidental or deliberate; it can be the result of some other type of dispute; or it can be an act all on its own. If you are facing a criminal mischief charge, it’s important that you know why you’re being charged with this…
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I’ve Been Charged with Criminal Mischief – What Do I Do?

In Texas, we describe crimes involving property destruction as criminal mischief. It can mean a variety of things. Perhaps you fled the scene after a hit-and-run and damaged a parked car. Maybe you lost your temper and smashed a car window with a baseball bat. Or maybe you defaced a statue or monument representing something you disagree with. Proving Criminal Mischief The prosecution in these cases must prove one of the following three factors to…
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Cyberbullying: A Class A Misdemeanor?

Cyberbullying has become more common in the United States, spurred on by the rise of the Internet. Two bills, one in the Texas House and one in the Texas Senate, aim to end cyberbullying by increasing the penalties for it. The Senate bill, known colloquially as David’s Law, was written in response to the death of 16-year-old David Molak. Molak committed suicide after facing online harassment due to his leukemia. The law would require school…
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