Property crimes include theft, criminal mischief, and animal abuse. Theft crimes can range from shoplifting to embezzlement and scheme to defraud.
Punishments can range from diversion programs with theft counseling to lengthy prison sentences, depending on the amount taken and the complexity of the theft.
Criminal mischief is a damaging property that does not belong to you. It can be as serious as purposely destroying someone’s house to as simple as egging a car or graffiti. Once again it is important to have a local experienced attorney to defend your case and/or seek alternative resolutions.