You have been accused of property damage, now what? Often, our clients at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., who are facing criminal charges for damaging property come to us with concerns about being required to pay for the damage, as well as suffering other penalties if they are convicted.
Our comprehensive Illinois criminal law firm is committed to helping you answer those questions regarding your arrest and the serious charges you are up against. Lawyers C. Matthew Miller and Robert E. Pugh have effectively represented individuals in Peoria and throughout the surrounding communities is several property damage, vandalism, burglary and car theft cases. We are prepared to zealously help you too.
Facing Charges for Criminal Damage to Property? Let Us Skillfully Defend You
At Miller & Pugh Law Offices, our team offers the extensive trial experience and personal attention required to help you best protect your rights when you have been accused of damaging property in Illinois. Through a nonjudgmental and confidential consultation with our attorneys, we will learn about your circumstances. We will help you understand your prospects for a favorable outcome if you have been accused of knowingly damaging another person's property without his or her consent.
Some common types of property damage our clients at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., have allegedly been involved with includes:
- Breaking down/kicking in doors
- Breaking windows
- Damaging cars (slashing tires, "keying" paint on car)
- Setting fires/setting off explosives
- Drawing graffiti on walls
- Kicking out windows in a police squad car
Damages like those above that are valued below $300 are typically considered misdemeanors. If you have been accused of property damages that exceed $300, you may be facing a Class 4 felony charge. Any damage done to state-owned property is considered a felony in Illinois; if it exceeds $10,000, the crime is categorized as a Class 3 felony.
As former Peoria prosecutors, attorneys C. Matthew Miller and Robert E. Pugh know what types of challenges the prosecuting attorney in your case may present. Our team will build a defense strategy that clearly addresses the state's motives involving witnesses and whether or not the alleged victim even owns property.
If the property damage you have been accused of was accidental or you believe you were unjustly identified or falsely accused of property damage in an investigation, Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., can assist you. Contact our firm today.
Contact Our Peoria Property Damage Attorneys Today
We invite you to contact Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., at 309-265-0816, or e-mail us when you need effective and aggressive legal representation in your criminal case. We offer free initial consultations, as well as evening and weekend appointments. We can meet with you in our Peoria law office, at a location of your choosing or, if necessary, at the jail. Our firm accepts all major credit cards, cash and checks.