Fort Worth Criminal Mischief Lawyer
Criminal mischief is specifically the crime of damaging or interfering with another person property, that then results in loss or inconvenience to them. It also involves marking property, for example with graffiti, and causing damage in this way. Depending on many factors, including the value of the property and the specific situation of existing when the offense took place, you could be facing a misdemeanor or felony charge.
Regardless of the seriousness of the charges against you, if you are facing a criminal mischief allegation in the North Texas or Fort Worth area you should call The Goolsby Law Firm for help. With two decades of experience, and as a former trial attorney with the District attorney’s office criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby has the knowledge and expertise to defend you if you are facing a criminal charge, regardless of the seriousness or complexity of a charge.
In many instances a charge of criminal mischief may seem fairly minor. If you are facing any criminal matter you should always treat your situation with the utmost importance, and offer a strong defense against the allegation. Consequences you could be facing can include jail time, community service, probation, and many other possible results. After you have served any sentence you will be left with a criminal record that can severely affect your day-to-day existence. You may be prevented from owning a gun, holding certain professional licenses, gaining employment, renting property, getting finance, and your record will also be available to other interested parties to view, for example potential business partners.
If questioned by the police you have the right to have your attorney present, you will be offered the services of a public defender, however it may be a false economy to use this as they are often burdened with a heavy caseload unable to concentrate on your particular situation. An experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney can often argue successfully to get the charges against you reduced, or completely dismissed in certain circumstances.
Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby firmly believes that the state must be made to prove any allegations against you to the fullest extent possible. By investigating evidence collected against you he will use every possible means to protect your rights, and reduce the severity of the charges you face. To prove an allegation of criminal mischief, proof of damage to property must be presented, and aspects of this can often be disputed, including but not limited to the value of the property and other matters.
An allegation is never the end of the road, there are always defenses that can be offered to protect you against a conviction. If you find yourself accused of a criminal mischief matter in the North Texas or Fort Worth area call The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as you can, for a completely free consultation to discuss your case and possible path your defense can take. We firmly believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and will review and investigate the charges against you to get you the outcome you desire. Call today in complete confidence, confidentiality is always assured.