New York Criminal Mischief Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Against Allegations of Intentional Property Damage
In New York City, if you have been charged or arrested for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, this is a serious charge and can land you in jail for over a year, and leave you with supervised probation for over three years. New York Criminal Mischief Lawyer Carl Spector has successfully defended countless New York residents who have been charged with criminal mischief such as intentional property damage. He stands ready and prepared to aggressively defend your case. New York Criminal Mischief Lawyer Carl Spector has over 30 years of experience defending residents against criminal acts throughout New York State.
Experienced New York Criminal Mischief Lawyer Protecting Your Freedom
Criminal mischief can be an event that occurs where somebody allegedly does damage to someone else’s property. In New York, criminal mischief happens mainly with acts of graffiti and vandalism of property without permission. New York Criminal Mischief Lawyer Carl Spector has handled countless cases like these and has the resources and experience necessary to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony of criminal mischief, contact attorney Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. He will go over the details of your case and discuss all of your options and obligations under the law.
Cleaning Your Criminal Record
Even if you’ve paid your fines, served your jail time, finished your community service, and satisfied all the court’s conditions, your legal troubles might not be “over.” A conviction can follow you for years, or even a lifetime, affecting your personal life and career.
There was a time when New York allowed convicted individuals to have records “sealed,” inaccessible to all but law enforcement officials and select others, but this isn’t the case anymore. Now, in New York State, there are only two ways to keep charges off your record.
- Dismissal of Charges
If the court dismisses your charges, this is the same as expungement. You would not have to file any additional paperwork to “clean” your record, because in the eyes of the New York State courts, your record was never marked.
Depending on the charges against you and your previous criminal record, your attorney may be able to meet with the judge hearing your case and the district attorney prosecuting and negotiate an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, or ACD. This is like a “diversion.” You will not be convicted, but you will have to stay out of any further trouble, and possibly face non-criminal penalties, including fines and/or community service. After a certain period of time, if you don’t run into any further trouble, the charges will be, essentially, dismissed. You will not have a criminal record.
Outside these two scenarios, there is no way to expunge a record in New York State. Neither does the law does allow for any retroactive action to “seal” a valid conviction.
If you have been arrested for criminal mischief in New York, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Contact experienced criminal mischief lawyer Carl Spector to defend your freedom. Attorney Carl Spector has successfully handled over 1000 cases throughout New York and has over 30 years of experience. Let his experience work for you.