Detroit, MI asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: Could I face jail time for malicious destruction of property if it is listed as $200- $1000 and i have a clean record?

I was arrested, given a ticket and let out of jail in maybe 30 minutes on a personal bond. I now have a court date scheduled and because I’ve never been in trouble not sure what’s going to happen. I live in Macomb County btw..

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Jeffrey Buehner
Jeffrey Buehner
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: it is a misdemeanor criminal charge, so yes you could go to jail. That doesn’t mean you will go to jail. The facts of the case, the judge, the advocacy of your attorney and your background are all variables that can impact the type of sentence you will receive.

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