Criminal trespass and criminal mischief are common juvenile crime charges. They cover a lot of different kinds of behavior, including:
- Damage to school property
- Damage a car (keying or intentionally flattening a car tire)
- Entering a vacant or foreclosed home or trespassing on a building site
- Unlawful entry into a school
A classic case of criminal mischief in Collin County is the popup house party, or rave. Teens find a vacant home – or someone's parents are away for the weekend – and they start a party. The house fills up with kids and pretty soon someone calls 911 and the police arrive.
Then parents get a call to come on in to police headquarters. Now it's time to call me: juvenile criminal defense lawyer Matthew Maddox of Maddox Law: : 972-546-2496.
Protecting Your Child's Future
I am passionate about protecting the rights and futures of young people in McKinney, Texas, and the surrounding communities of Plano, Frisco and Allen. Call my office today for compassionate legal defense in any juvenile criminal case in Collin County.
I'm not only an experienced defense lawyer, I'm also a parent. I understand that teens make mistakes, sometimes big mistakes. But youthful bad judgment shouldn't limit your son or daughter's future.
A charge of juvenile criminal trespass or criminal mischief could be a misdemeanor or it could be a 1st degree felony. It just depends on the amount of damage that was done. Spray paint graffiti under a bridge? A misdemeanor. Spray paint a mansion? Now that's a big deal.
I fight vigorously for my young clients every step of the way: getting charges dropped, keeping cases in the juvenile system, getting first-time offenders into diversion programs, and providing a strong defense in court. When it comes to your child's future, there's nothing too small to fight.
Contact Me Immediately For Defense on Charges of Criminal Mischief or Trespass
Come to my office to talk. I will help you understand the charge and how the prosecutor and the judge is likely to view the case. I will explain the defense options and possible outcomes. When you leave, you will have a much better understanding of the road ahead, and you'll have hope.
Call Maddox Law at 972-546-2496 or contact me online. I am easy to reach, responsive, always prepared and will never dismiss any concerns you may have.