Property Damage Attorney in Shakopee, Minnesota
A person can be charged with the crime of criminal damage to property if he/she intentionally causes damage to the physical property of another individual without their consent. Mr. Peterson is an experienced Minnesota property damage lawyer who can help defend your rights in these cases.
Types of property damage cases
Property damage can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on various case factors such as the value of the property that was damaged, or if the damage occurred because of a person’s race, gender, religion, age, or sexual orientation. Property damage crimes include:
- Fourth degree property damage – the value of the damage is less than $500
- Third degree property damage – the value of the damage is over $500 but less than $1000
- Second degree property damage – the property was damaged due to the owner’s race, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation
- First degree property damage – the damage caused a reasonable foreseeable risk of bodily harm, a common carrier’s property was damaged and can no longer be used, the value of the damage is greater than $1,000 or the damaged property is valued at over $500 and the person has been previously convicted of damaging property within the past 3 years.