Mischief is the unlawful interference with the property of another person. The severity of a mischief charge depends on the nature of the allegations and the context in which the allegations occurred. The definition of mischief includes such a wide range of illegal activities that it is nearly impossible to list them all. A few examples of mischief could be damage to a neighbour’s property or acts of vandalism or graffiti.
The punishments associated with a criminal mischief conviction can vary and range from a fine to 10 years in jail, depending on whether the Crown elects to proceed summarily or by indictment.
The criminal defence lawyers at LZZ have extensive experience successfully defending against all types of mischief related allegations. If you or someone you know has been charged with mischief you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation.