Columbia, Missouri Property Damage Defense Attorneys
Have you been accused of vandalism or causing damage to property? The criminal defense attorneys at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer have more than 100 years of combined experience handling cases like yours. It is important to understand that this is not a minor charge. If convicted, you could face serious consequences. If the charge accompanies other criminal charges, such as burglary or fraud, the stakes are even higher.
Hire an Experienced Defense Lawyer When Facing Property Damage Charges
The repercussions of property damage charges vary based on the value of the property involved. If the property was valued at more than $750, you could be charged with a felony and face prison time and serious fines if convicted.
You do not have to be accused of damaging public property or someone else's property to be charged with this crime. Many people are charged with property damage for destroying their own property in an attempt to commit insurance fraud or some other form of fraud. Whatever you have been accused of, you can be confident that our Columbia property damage lawyers can defend you.
The Difference Between Property Damage and Tampering
Tampering is a charge similar to property damage. A person can be charged with tampering in a variety of scenarios. For example, tampering charges may be the result of defacing signs or somehow interfering with utilities or public property.