Quinn issued an order Dec. The county attorney penned a letter Dec. Quinn is also the judge presiding over the civil dispute between Miller and Holbert, from which the perjury case stemmed. In an order Monday, Jan. By phone Tuesday, Jan. In a second deposition in February , Miller reversed her statement, indicating she did know where the property was.
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
A person who willfully and maliciously damages the property of another can be charged with a crime know as malicious destruction of property, commonly known as MDOP. Whether an MDOP is charged as a misdemeanor or serious felony will depend upon the extent of property damage. The aggregate amount of destruction conducted over a 12 month period may be considered to elevate an MDOP to a higher tiered criminal offense. Any MDOP of police or fire department property, school buses, bridges or water structures such as a dam or reservoir is a felony. A person that intentionally causes damage to a motor vehicle, personal property, real estate or landscape can be held financially responsible. Once in the court system, an offender can be ordered to pay restitution to any victim or insurance company that covers the loss.
A: As is the case for many legal questions, the answer to this one is that it depends on the particular facts of the case. Depending on what was destroyed and the means of doing so, there are many felony offenses which could potentially be charged. On the other hand, there are misdemeanor offenses which might just as easily apply.
Call for a free consultation. Not only do these attorneys have a lot of experience helping people who have been charged with crimes, they have also made defending property crimes a major focus of their careers. Garrett Green and Luke Nichols are not only criminal defense attorneys, they are also the authors of the legal resource titled: Defending Virginia Property Crimes Destruction of property encompasses a wide variety of criminal behavior.