Malicious Destruction of Property is a crime in Michigan pursuant to MCL 750.377(a). Once you have gone through the whole process of being charged with this crime though, you could be in for a nasty surprise. Upon receiving a conviction for Malicious Destruction of Property, your driver’s license may be suspended. Getting it back can be a significant hassle with the secretary of state. It can be easier to just fight the charge from the outset. Malicious destruction of property is a misdemeanor. Through negotiation with the prosecutor it may be possible to get the charges modified, reduced, or even dismissed. Through pleading to a different offense you may be able to avoid licensure effects entirely. Even if you have already been convicted of Malicious destruction of property we may be able to attempt to get you a retroactive diversionary sentence, or work to appeal your license suspension.
Regardless of where you are in the process, it is important to retain an attorney who is experienced in criminal law and licensure issues. At Garmo & Kiste, PLC we can negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf to try to get your charge reduced or modified so it does not carry a licensure penalty. If your license is already suspended we can seek restoration and get you back on the road.
Criminal Malicious Destruction of Property Michigan: To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy, MI.
A conviction for Malicious Destruction of Property (MDOP) can affect your ability to get Homeowner’s insurance. Michigan has extensive statutes governing a crime called “malicious destruction of property.” The statutes outline the punishments associated with the destruction of different types of property. Many are very serious, as you may expect they include incarceration, court fees and fines, and may result in the creation of a lifetime criminal record. However, one possible ramification you may not be aware of can be expensive, burdensome, and a complete surprise: your homeowner’s insurance rates may go up. Insurance companies can assess the risk of having to pay out on any given individual based on many different factors. Their algorithms reflect that if you have this particular strike against you, you are a higher risk. At Garmo & Kiste, PLC we have developed relationships with local Prosecutor’s and City Attorneys, we may be able to get these charges reduced, modified, or even dismissed, and save you rising insurance costs among many others. While you may think it’s too expensive to hire an attorney, you could in fact be saving yourself thousands of dollars in insurance premiums every year. You can’t afford not to call Garmo & Kiste, PLC today. To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC call us at (248) 398-7100 (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.
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