Criminal Damage to Property Offenses

Damage to Property Offenses Defense

Damage to property offenses are usually charged together with other criminal allegation. They tend to relate to domestic disputes or other complicated situations. Here is what you could face if convicted:

Criminal Damage, 1st Degree
Knowingly and without authority (1) interferes with any property in a manner so as to endanger human life, or (2) by force or violation interferes with operation of any system of public communication , transportation or utility service. The sentence range is 1-10 years. O.C.G.A. 16-7-22

Criminal Damage, 2nd Degree
(1) Intentionally damages property of another without consent and damage exceeds $500, or (2) recklessly or intentionally, by fire or explosive, damages property of another. The sentence range is 1-5 years. O.C.G.A. 16-7-23

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