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

    … urination. It may be possible to demonstrate to the court that no public bathrooms were available when he or she needed to urinate. Alternatively, he or she may have a medical condition that causes them to suffer from urinary frequency. Ticket or Summons for a Public Urination Charge Texas law enforcement may issue a summons or ticket even…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 21 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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  • Disturbing the Peace: Law and Penalties

    … Disturbing the Peace: Law and Penalties Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Mischief March 23, 2016 Disturbing the Peace in Texas Law enforcement officers in the state of Texas are responsible for maintaining order in public places and private residences. This means that they must ensure that incidents such as fights, public disruptions…

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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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