March 25th, 2014 by Attorney Dan Carman
The penalties for the offense of criminal mischief in the third (3rd) degree are up to 90 days in jail and/or up to a $250 fine (KRS 512.040).
The actual disposition of the case will depend upon the facts of the case, your prior offenses, and the prosecution’s recommendation if your case is to be settled. If your case is tried, whether you are found guilty – and if so, the punishment – will be up to a jury, or if you prefer, a judge sitting without a jury. A criminal defense attorney would be able to advise you concerning your rights and potential defenses in your case.
If you (or a loved one) face a criminal mischief charge in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation.