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What Is Criminal Mischief In New Jersey?

  1. Purposely or knowingly damages tangible property of another or damages it recklessly or negligently in the employment of fire, explosives or other dangerous means.
  2. Purposely, knowingly or recklessly tampers with tangible property of another to endanger person or property.

What Degree Is Criminal Mischief?

  • Third degree: if loss is $2,000 or more
  • Fourth degree: if loss is $500-$2,000 
  • Disorderly Persons Offense: if loss is $500 or less

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We handle criminal mischief charges in Mercer County, Middlesex County, and Burlington County. 

Mercer County: Hamilton, Trenton, Ewing, Lawrence, Pennington, East Windsor, West Windsor, Hopewell, Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Hightstown, and Robbinsville.

Middlesex County: Plainsboro, Cranbury, East Brunswick, South Brunswick, and Sayreville.

Burlington County: Bordentown, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Mt. Holly, Florence, and Pemberton.