Weld County Criminal Mischief Lawyer
Date Ends with $300,000 in Art Damage 

A woman was charged with Criminal Mischief after ruining $300,000 worth of art at her date's home.

Damaging someone else’s property in Greeley or Weld County will likely result in Criminal Mischief charges. A woman was recently arrested for this crime after damaging her date’s art collection. According to the report, the woman was drunk on their first date and refused to leave the man’s home. She became aggressive, ripping down several paintings off the wall and pouring red wine on them. She is also accused of throwing $20,000 sculptures and shattering them. The damage was estimated to be at least $300,000. I doubt he’ll be calling her and asking her out on a second date. 

Greeley Criminal Mischief Attorney: Definition of Criminal Mischief in Erie and Evans 

The Greeley, Erie, and Evans, Colorado law definition of Criminal Mischief – C.R.S. 18-4-501 – is: 

A person commits criminal mischief when he or she knowingly damages the real or personal property of one or more other persons, including property owned by the person jointly with another person or property owned by the person in which another person has a possessory or proprietary interest, in the course of a single criminal episode.

Because she damaged the man’s personal art collection, she is facing these charges.  

Sentence for Art Criminal Mischief in Weld and Morgan County 

In Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Criminal Mischief can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the amount of damage caused: 

Class of Crime

Aggregate Damage of Property Harmed 

Class 3 Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief  

Less than $300 

Class 2 Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief 

$300 to $749 

Class 1 Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief 

$750 to $999 

Class 6 Felony Criminal Mischief 

$1,000 to $4,999 

Class 5 Felony Criminal Mischief 

$5,000 to $19,999 

Class 4 Felony Criminal Mischief 

$20,000 to $99,999 

Class 3 Felony Criminal Mischief 

$100,000 to $999,999 

Class 2 Felony Criminal Mischief 

$1,000,000 or more 

Since the value of the damaged art is $300,000, the woman would be facing a class 3 felony, punishable by 4 to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $750,000 in fines. These fines do not cover restitution, which is the amount she will owe the man to make up for his damaged property.  

If you or someone you love has been charged with Criminal Mischief, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 to schedule a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.  

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