Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Mischief
Criminal mischief involves knowingly damaging the property of another or the joint property of the accused person and the alleged victim. Criminal mischief resulting in damage of less than $100 is a Class 3 misdemeanor, damage of $100 but less than $500 is a Class 2 misdemeanor, damage of $500 but less than $15,000 is a Class 4 felony, and damage of $15,000 or more is a Class 3 felony.
The most obvious example of criminal mischief is random vandalism. Charges of criminal mischief often arise in so-called domestic violence situations, where one is alleged to have damaged a seemingly insignificant household item, such as a coffee maker.
Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definitions for these offenses:
Criminal mischief (18-4-501)
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