If you are accused of criminal mischief in Daytona Beach you need a Daytona Beach criminal mischief attorney. Criminal mischief with damage less than $200 is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine plus court cost, 60 days in jail or 6 months of probation. Criminal mischief over $200 but less than $1,000 is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine plus court cost, 365 days in jail and or 12 months of probation. Criminal mischief over $1,000 is a third degree felony punishable by a $5,000 fine plus court cost, 5 years in prison or 60 months of probation. A criminal mischief of any amount of damage with a prior conviction is a third degree felony punishable by a $5,000 fine plus court cost 5 years in prison and or 60 months of probation. Daytona Beach criminal mischief attorney Kevin J. Pitts can fight to get your case reduced or dismissed. Common issues we see in criminal mischief cases include people being arrested for damaging their own property and alleged victims exaggerating damages to make a misdemeanor into a felony or to get restitution. Occasionally the allegations are between people that do not know each other but often these cases occur during breakups or fights. The alleged victim is often motivated to go forward. As a former prosecutor attorney Kevin J. Pitts understands the issues that come with criminal mischief cases. Mr. Pitts handles criminal mischief cases throughout Volusia County and Central Florida. If you are accused of a DeLand criminal mischief or Daytona Beach criminal mischief contact criminal mischief defense attorney Kevin J. Pitts. The initial consultation is always free.