A conviction for most Criminal Damage to Property offenses will violate immigration laws as a “crime involving moral turpitude” or “aggravated felony” offense. Court opinions change the law on this every day. STERN Law has the expertise to successfully defend your criminal case and immigration status.
Damage to property offenses are often charged together with other criminal allegations. They usually relate to domestic disputes or other complicated situations. If you have been charged with this offense, you should get in touch with an Atlanta burglary lawyer to avoid the following penalties:
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
(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