Remember when you were a kid and you could build things and knock them down whenever you wanted? And if you kicked over your friend’s sand castle, or broke his/her favorite toy, all you received was a scolding?
Well, it turns out that life doesn’t work that way as an adult. However, that does not mean that if you make a mistake you need to pay for it for the rest of your life.
Whether you accidentally totaled your brother’s car, you got angry and broke a window in town, or you were wrongfully accused of wreaking havoc, you need legal representation that knows how to get the charges put aside so that you get your life back on track.
And that’s exactly what I will do for you. As a well-respected Massachusetts attorney, experienced in defending malicious destruction of property charges, I will use all my resources to make sure that this incident stays in the past so you can focus on your future.
Was it About Malice?
The whole idea of malicious destruction revolves around the inclusion of malice, or ill will. If you are being accused of destruction with malice, you’re facing not only a serious charge, but a very specific one that includes ill will.
Maybe you made a mistake, or were having a bad day, but you did not have any evil intent. Well, if the prosecutor cannot prove each and every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, including the evil intent, then the jury must find you not guilty.
When Facing Charges of Malicious Destruction, the Stakes are High
If you are found guilty of Malicious Destruction of Property there are two possible outcomes: if you’re accused of destroying something under $250, then you are facing a misdemeanor. But if the amount is higher, then a conviction could mean up to $3,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison.
You don’t deserve that! You deserve a second chance.