Malicious Injury to Property is a crime in Oklahoma that can result in a misdemeanor or a felony. In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to maliciously injure, deface or destroy any real or personal property belonging to another.
Punishment for Malicious Injury To Property in Tulsa
Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1760
Destruction of Property Valued less than $2,500: Destruction of property valued less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor.
Destruction of Property Valued $2,500 or more: Destruction of property valued $1,000 or more is a felony
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 69 – Malicious Mischief
Section 1760 – Maliciously Defacing Property of Another – Penalty – Civil Action
A. Every person who maliciously injures, defaces or destroys any real or personal property not his or her own, in cases other than such as are specified in Section 1761 et seq. of this title, is guilty of:
1. A misdemeanor, if the damage, defacement or destruction causes a loss which has an aggregate value of less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00);
2. A felony, if the damage, defacement or destruction causes a loss which has an aggregate value of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or more; or
3. A felony, if the defendant has two or more prior convictions for an offense under this section, notwithstanding the value of loss caused by the damage, defacement or destruction.
B. In addition to any other punishment prescribed by law for violations of subsection A of this section, he or she is liable in treble damages for the injury done, to be recovered in a civil action by the owner of such property or public officer having charge thereof.
Tulsa Criminal Defense Lawyers
As you can see, the penalities for this crime are costly. The best way to avoid these consequences is hiring an experienced attorney who knows the law in your area. Our team of Tulsa Criminal Defense Lawyers have been helping clients in the Oklahoma area for decades. If you need help with a misdemeanor or felony charge, call us today for a free consultation.