Joel Bacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Criminal Mischief Charges
When a prank crosses over into the destruction of property or entails bodily harm or injury otherwise to a person, it’s criminal mischief, and it’s punishable. Although often adjudicated in Municipal Court, do not take this charge lightly. The future of the accused, especially that of a minor or young adult, can be very negatively impacted when a charge like this is not met head on with legal counsel to seek downgrades or dismissals. Oftentimes restitution is in play if not community service. More serious occurrences can lead to jail time if the accused has prior arrests.
What to Do if You are Arrested for Criminal Mischief
Mischief is sometimes the sign of aggression issues or other problems that can mitigate the offense before a Judge if this is viewed an isolated act. Sometimes it is indeed willful, other times accidental . But if you are charged for mischief do not talk to the police information on why you were seriously “goofing around,” as you might say. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity. That is your best chance for a downgrade, if not a dismissal. The police, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear friendly as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime.
Joel Bacher: Passaic County Mischief and Property Crimes Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested for mischief, I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel. The prosecutor’s office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy, but if Court has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved mischief. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of these charges. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss a mischief charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength.
Why Choose The Law Office of Joel Bacher for Your Criminal Defense Attorney on a Mischief Charge?
- 40 Years Litigation Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
- Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well
For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 973-720-8111 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.