Under Arizona law, a person commits criminal damage in Arizona (13-1602) by recklessly defacing or damaging property belonging to another person. This can result in a Class 2 misdemeanor or a felony in the State of Arizona.
You can also be charged with criminal damage in Arizona if you are accused of tampering with another person’s property with the purpose of substantially impairing its function, use or value.
Having an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney to defend you in court is important since the severity of the offense you’re charged with depends on the dollar amount of the damage caused.
- Class 4 Felony if damage is $10,000 or greater
- Class 5 Felony if damage is $2,000 to $10,000
- Class 6 Felony if damage is $250 to $2,000
- Class 2 Misdemeanor if damage is less than $250
The Arizona criminal defense attorneys at Corso Law Group are very experienced in handling both misdemeanor and felony criminal damage cases. Often times, there is a reasonable explanation for why the damage occurred.
Why a public defender isn’t good enough
You’ve been offered a public defender to represent you in your criminal damage case or hearing. Should you choose them over a defense attorney? After all, the public defender doesn’t cost anything.
On the contrary, a public defender can cost you a lot. They can cost your freedom, your savings and a conviction if they don’t win your case. And, contrary to popular belief, public defenders are not free. You are charged for a public defender’s services.
Yes, a public defender can represent you. But they also represent many other cases in a single day. Many times, they don’t even have time to review your case. You become just another case on the docket. They are paid per case they take, giving them an incentive to take as many cases as they can. That hardly gives them time to get to know you and your legal situation.
Our defense attorneys not only know the law, they know your case. A Corso Law Group defense attorney becomes your personal advocate in court. We make sure that you receive the fairest possible outcome available. You’re not just another case to us, you’re a person – with a family, a job to protect and people who need you. We care about what happens to you and we put your interests first. In the end, that’s much more valuable.
Trust proven Arizona defense attorneys
As former Maricopa County prosecutors, our attorneys know that these cases can be difficult for the state to prove. Having a former prosecutor on your side could be the difference between a conviction on your record and a dismissal.
Please contact Corso Law Group today for a free consultation. Our criminal defense attorneys will meet with you to discuss your unique situation and help you determine the best means of action.
To schedule a free consultation, please call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.
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DISMISSED – Criminal Damage – Pima Consolidated Court
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*Results may vary depending on your individual circumstances. Please contact our legal support team to discuss your case.