The Criminal Code of Canada section 430, defines mischief as anyone who:
- Destroys or alters property
- Renders property dangerous, ineffective, inoperative, or useless
- Obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property; or
- Obstructs, interferes or interrupts any person from the lawful use, operation or enjoyment of the property.
Charges can take two forms; either a ‘mischief under $5000’ or ‘mischief over $5000’ cost. It all depends on the value of the item that was damaged by the accused. No matter how small the charge may seem, if you have no criminal record, a conviction will have a detrimental effect on your life.
Consult with our Mississauga Criminal Lawyers at Grewal Law for a reliable defense of your case.