Criminal Damage To Property


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Trial lawyers with years of experience handling complex criminal and civil cases on behalf of clients throughout Illinois.

The Skilled Defense You Need In Property Charges

The team at Shifrin Law Group in Chicago is committed to providing the highest level of criminal defense. Our team has both the skill and the legal acumen to pursue favorable results in your case and can provide service in both English and Russian. Turn to us for experienced representation.

What A Criminal Damage To Property Charge Involves

In Illinois, criminal damage to property is a complex area of law and the circumstance surrounding each case determines the seriousness of the crime. You can be charged with criminal damage to property if you:

  • Knowingly damage someone’s property
  • Recklessly damage someone’s property by fire or explosion
  • Knowingly set fire to someone’s land

Criminal damage to property can be charged as a Class A misdemeanor or as a felony depending on the circumstances involved. If the property damage is valued at less than $500, you face a Class A misdemeanor carrying maximum penalties of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. When the property damage exceeds $500, the charges and penalties become increasingly more serious, depending on the value of the property. It’s important to work with an attorney or team of attorneys who understand the nuances of this particular area of law and who work in Illinois criminal defense.

Understand Your Options In A Free Consultation

Time is critical when you are facing criminal charges. The prosecutions and law enforcement are working together to build their case against you. Work with a skilled and proven team that can offer a tough defense. Call 312-766-4223 to arrange a free consultation with us. You can also contact us online and we will be in touch to discuss your options. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.