Maryland Malicious Destruction of Property Lawyer
Maryland Criminal Article §6-301 states “a person may not willfully and maliciously destroy, injure, or deface the real or personal property of another.”
Penalty for Malicious Destruction of Property in Maryland
The penalty for Malicious Destruction depends on the value of the property that was destroyed. If the property damage is less than $1,000.00, it is a misdemeanor. On conviction, a person faces up to 60 days imprisonment and/or a fine up to $500.00.
If the property damage is $1,000.00 or more, it is a misdemeanor. On conviction, a person faces up to 3 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $2,500.00.
Malicious Destruction of Property by Graffiti
In addition to the penalties above, a court can order a person convicted of causing malicious destruction by an act of graffiti to pay restitution or perform community service or both.