Criminal Mischief

Mischief, or malicious mischief is the specific name for different criminal offenses in a number of different criminal jurisdictions. While the wrongful acts will often involve what is popularly described as vandalism there can be a legal differentiation between the two. The etymology of the word comes from Old French meschief, which means "misfortune,' from meschever, "to end badly."In computer science and hacker jargon, mischief is a form of attack that clearly indicates the breach of the system and constitutes a form of injury or an infringement of rights, more specifically invasion of privacy, against which legal action can be taken to secure damages.
Posts about Criminal Mischief
  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    … possible to be charged with indecent exposure. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Houston now if you’ve been charged with indecent exposure. Municipal Ordinances and Public Urination Local city and county ordinances also define a public urination charge in different ways. It’s possible to have a range of different penalties in Texas…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 22 readers -
  • Property Damage Crimes and Texas Laws

    … during a hit and run. They individual could deliberately key a vehicle or throw a brick through the window. According to Texas law, criminal mischief involves knowingly or intentionally damaging property belonging to another individual. It may involve knowingly or intentionally tampering with another individual’s property or causing substantial…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • Texas Graffiti Laws

    … Texas Graffiti Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Criminal Mischief April 13, 2016 Texas Graffiti Laws Whether it’s in Houston, Dallas or a small rural town, graffiti can be found on walls, trains and trees throughout the state of Texas. Some people argue that this type of spray-painted decoration is an art form that should…

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  • Charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operator (AUO)?

    … People v. A.P. Practice Area: Criminal Defense Description: Defendant with a prior history known to law enforcement was arrested for Criminal Mischief 3rd (felony), Resisting Arrest, ABC violation, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Lewdness. He was incarcerated for almost three months before I was hired. Outcome: Within 48 hours of being retained…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 7 readers -
  • Criminal charges can pile up. Don’t let them.

    … People v. A.P. Practice Area: Criminal Defense Description: Defendant with a prior history known to law enforcement was arrested for Criminal Mischief 3rd (felony), Resisting Arrest, ABC violation, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Lewdness. He was incarcerated for almost three months before I was hired. Outcome: Within 48 hours of being retained…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 27 readers -
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