If you are charged with criminal mischief in Lake County you need a Lake County criminal mischief attorney. Criminal mischief with alleged damage less than $200 is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine, 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 up to a $1,000 fine plus court cost, 365 days in jail or 12 months of probation. Criminal mischief over $1,000 is a third degree felony punishable by up to a $5,000 fine plus court cost, 5 years in prison or 60 months of probation with the department of corrections. Criminal mischief is also an enhanceable offense. A second criminal mischief charge of any amount of damage can be enhanced to a third degree felony punishable by a $5,000 fine plus court cost 5 years in prison and or 60 months of probation. Lake County criminal mischief lawyer Kevin Pitts can fight to get your case reduced or dismissed. Common issues that occur in criminal mischief cases include people being arrested for damaging their own property, alleged victims exaggerating damages to make a misdemeanor into a felony and to increase restitution payments. 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 and attempting to maximize their profits. As a former prosecutor attorney Kevin Pitts understands the issues that come with criminal mischief cases from both sides. Even if the State can prove the case a pre-trial diversion might be a viable option. Mr. Pitts handles criminal mischief cases throughout Lake County. He is a former prosecutor who grew up in the Midwest. Mr. Pitts played football for the #2 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. After leaving the State Attorney's office Mr. Pitts went into provate criminal defense practice in 2010. If you are accused of a Mount Dora criminal mischief, Eustis criminal mischief, Leesburg criminal mischief, Clermont criminal mischief or Lady Lake criminal mischief contact Kevin Pitts at 352-508-7575. The initial consultation is always free.