Mischief is a category of destructive crime taken extremely seriously by Toronto’s Crown Prosecutors and criminal law enforcement. Generally, the Criminal Code of Canada defines “mischief” under Section 430 as an individual’s:

  • Destruction or alteration of property…
  • Rendering property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective…
  • Obstruction/interruption of or interference with another’s lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property, or…
  • Obstruction/interruption of or interference with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property

A conviction can result in a trickle-down of consequences. It starts with the potential for fines, probation, restitution and possible incarceration to job loss, ineligibility for certain professions and a haunting social stigma, with the guarantee being denied future entry into the United States and other countries based on your permanent criminal record.

The country’s Criminal Code makes mischief a hybrid offence, punishable by up to and including life imprisonment if the mischief causes actual danger to human life.

Don’t accept the consequences without a fight. The Crown won’t always show the understanding of dropping a mischief charge, but Mandeep Saggi trial lawyer has tried numerous mischief cases resulting in reduced or dismissed charges. In many instances, depending on the totality of circumstances, the Crown will reduce the sentence to requiring punitive charitable donations, a peace-bond agreement, restitution, an official apology, counseling, or some combination of these measures.

Contact the Saggi Law Firm today. Not only can Saggi Law Firm possibly spare you a humiliating, damning criminal-record entry, but Mandeep Saggi can often do so without your needing to attend court at all. Mandeep Saggi is waiting to offer you a free-of-charge consultation. Contact us today.

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