Norwich, VT asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire

Q: What is the punishment for criminal mischief in New Hampshire?

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Richard E. Samdperil
Richard E. Samdperil
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exeter, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: Under New Hampshire law, Criminal mischief is a class A misdemeanor if the actor purposely causes or attempts to cause pecuniary loss in excess of $100 and not more than $1,500.

Criminal Mischief can also be a felony offense in any of the following situations: the person charged purposely causes or attempts to cause: (a) a loss in excess of $1,500; or (b) a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas, or power, or other public service; or (c) discharge of a firearm at an occupied structure; or (d) damage to private or public property, real or personal, when the actor knows that the property has historical, cultural, or sentimental value that cannot be restored by repair or replacement.

If you have been charged with this crime, you should talk to a lawyer to determine what punishment applies in your specific case.

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