Criminal Damage to Property
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola represent those accused of criminal damage to property in Cook County and throughout Illinois. Criminal damage to property is normally a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois when the alleged damage is less than $300.00, and the damage was not committed upon a school or place of worship, or to State supported property. If those exceptions are at issue in the case, the charge can be brought as a Class 4 Felony.
As a misdemeanor, the charge of criminal damage to property is one where court supervision may be available. Other possible sentences range from conditional discharge, probation, or county jail time. The prosecutor may be willing to dismiss charges in exchange for the payment of restitution for the property that had either been damaged or destroyed. Normally a prosecutor will require the approval of the complaining witness before this can be achieved. A criminal defense attorney is often instrumental in achieving a dismissal under these circumstances.
If you have been charged with criminal damage to property, feel free to contact the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola to discuss your case.