Malicious Destruction Of Property

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The offense of Malicious Destruction of Property is committed when a person willfully and maliciously destroys or damages the personal property of another person. If a person accidentally damages another person’s property, that can be a defense to the charge of Malicious Destruction of Property. How prosecutors value the damaged property may also be at issue and can be challenged at trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property over $20,000 is a felony offense that occurs when a person maliciously destroys or damages another person’s property and the value of the destruction is valued at $20,000.00 or more. This offense is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000.00 or 3 times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater. A person convicted of Malicious Destruction of Property over $20,000 in Washtenaw County will typically spend between 2-4 years in prison.

Malicious Destruction of Property of $1000.00 to $20,000 is a felony offense that occurs when a person maliciously destroys or damages another person’s property and the value of the destruction is valued at between $1000.00 to $20,000.00. This offense is punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.00 or 3 times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater. A person convicted of Malicious Destruction of Property between $1000.00 to $20,000 in Washtenaw County will typically spend between 6 months in jail to 1 year in prison.

Malicious Destruction of Property of $200.00 to $1,000 is a misdemeanor offense that occurs when a person maliciously destroys or damages another person’s property and the value of the destruction is valued at between $200.00 to $1,000.00. This offense is punishable by a maximum of 1 year in the Washtenaw County jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.00 or 3 times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater. A person convicted of Malicious Destruction of Property between $200.00 to $1,000 in Washtenaw County will typically spend 2 years on supervised probation with community service or jail work program.

Malicious Destruction of Property less than $200.00 is a misdemeanor offense that occurs when a person maliciously destroys or damages another person’s property and the value of the destruction is valued at less than $200.00. This offense is punishable by a maximum of 93 days in the Washtenaw County jail and/or a fine of up to $2500.00 or 3 times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater. A person convicted of Malicious Destruction of Property less than $200.00 in Washtenaw County will typically spend 1-2 years on supervised probation with community service or jail work program.