Criminal Mischief


CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN FLORIDA

§806.13(1)-(2), Fla. Stat.

To prove the crime of Criminal Mischief, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. Defendant injured or damaged real or personal property.
  2. The property injured or damaged belonged to the victim alleged.
  3. The injury or damage was done willfully and maliciously.

Penalties for Criminal Mischief

Criminal Mischief when damage to the property is $200 or less is a misdemeanor of the second degree punishable by up to sixty days in jail and a fine not exceeding $500.

Criminal Mischief when damage to the property is greater than $200.00 but less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Criminal Mischief when damage to the property is greater than $1,000 is a felony of the third degree punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $5,000.