What is mischief? 

430 (1) Everyone commits mischief who wilfully

  1. destroys or damages property;
  2. renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative, or ineffective;
  3. obstructs, interrupts, or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment, or operation of property; or
  4. obstructs, interrupts, or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment, or operation of the property.
    There are many variations of a Mischief charge which relate to property, computer data, religious property, or educational institutions. The charge is also separated into values of damage under $5000” and values of damage over $5000.

Mischief is a serious charge which can result in very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer to help guide you through the entire process.

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

Consequently, if you are found guilty of Mischief, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Mischief. Given that he is a Mischief Lawyer, Alex has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn. Accordingly, we at De Boyrie Law believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case. Unquestionably we will provide each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Mischief, call us today for a consultation with a mischief lawyer at (416) 727-1389

We proudly serve Ajax, AuroraBrampton, Bradford, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, Cobourg, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King, Kitchener, MarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond HillScarborough, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan and Whitby. 

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If you need representation we will meet in person at our office to gather details on your matter and build a case.

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We will gather all evidence and provide the best appropriate resolution to your legal challenge. Rest assured De Boyrie Law is on your side.

A guide to working with a mischief lawyer
If you are facing a mischief charge it is important to work with a qualified and experienced mischief lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Mischief is a serious criminal offence in Canada that involves intentionally damaging property or interfering with its use, and the consequences can be severe if you are convicted. On this page, we will provide you with a detailed guide on how to work with a mischief lawyer including tips on researching potential lawyers, discussing legal fees, preparing for court appearances, and more. Whether you are the defendant or the victim in a mischief-related incident, this guide will help you navigate the legal system and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Working with a mischief lawyer involves determining if you need one, researching potential lawyers, scheduling an initial consultation, discussing legal fees, working closely with your lawyer, attending court appearances, considering a plea bargain, and preparing for trial if necessary.

Frequently asked questions for mischief lawyers
Mischief is a criminal offense in Canada that involves intentionally damaging property or interfering with its use. If convicted, the consequences can include fines, community service, probation, and even imprisonment.
If you are charged with mischief, it is important to hire a qualified and experienced mischief lawyer to protect your rights and help you navigate the legal system.
When choosing a mischief lawyer, you should look for someone who has experience in handling mischief cases, is knowledgeable about the legal system, and has a good reputation in the legal community.

The cost of hiring a mischief lawyer can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the experience of the lawyer. It is important to discuss legal fees upfront and ensure that you understand the billing practices and any associated costs.

In some cases, a mischief charge may be dropped or reduced, especially if there is insufficient evidence or if the accused can provide a valid defense. Your mischief lawyer can help you explore your options and negotiate with the prosecutor to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Common defences for mischief charges may include lack of intent, lack of knowledge, consent, or a valid justification for the actions.

If you are the victim of a mischief-related incident, you should report the incident to the police and seek legal advice from a qualified mischief lawyer to explore your options for seeking compensation or restitution.

You can plead guilty to a mischief charge, but it is important to understand the consequences and to consult with a qualified mischief lawyer to explore your options for negotiating a plea bargain or reducing the sentence.

During a court appearance for a mischief charge, you will need to provide testimony and evidence to support your case. Your mischief lawyer will help you prepare for the process and argue on your behalf.

A mischief conviction can have long-term consequences, including difficulty finding employment, obtaining a professional license, and traveling outside of Canada. It is important to work with a qualified mischief lawyer to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Yes. De Boyrie Law offers free consultations for all of our legal services.

You can book a free consultation right here.

These are some of the most frequently asked questions for mischief lawyers. If you are facing mischief-related charges, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in mischief law. 

Mischief lawyer reviews
Sharron Kelly
Sharron Kelly
Thank you Alex for the helpful information he has provided very appreciated
mark morab
mark morab
I found Alex through a google search and contacted him decided to contact him. I had no idea what i was in for but im glad i contacted him. He is professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Despite the late hour request he walked me through the process and patiently explained eveything to me. He helped me with my inquiry and resolved my issue very quickly! Glad i called him and highly recommended!
Falguni Nischal
Falguni Nischal
Alessandro De Boyrie…. Best lawyer ever!💯🙌
Vidya Dwarka
Vidya Dwarka
Alex is a ambitious professional lawyer, very proactive handling my matter more so in a super timely manner. Who took different avenues which was very helpful. Alex gracefully care about his client and what I was going through , his goals were very clear to resolve my matter which he did , with an amazing rewarding results. I was afraid and emotional lost and Alex assurance was full of compassion. I highly recommend. Alex , more grace n favours upon your life Alex 🙏 Thank you Alex for your tremendously part, you play in representing me.
Jade Luceno
Jade Luceno
Hands down the best lawyer I’ve ever seen. Alex always look out for our best interests and have my family back the entire time. If we have any questions or concerns he is always there to fill up the blanks and one thing about Alex is, he loves to help people & Win. Thank you again Alex for absolutely everything!
Michael Remington
Michael Remington
Alex fought very hard to win my case for me. I really appreciate the hard work you put into my case. Always answered my calls, and kept me in the loop. Definitely the best Criminal Lawyer in the GTA!
armin aghajani
armin aghajani
Alex is an Amazing attorney, I had 2 cases with him and everything went so smoothly. He is always on call and is responsible and caring about all aspects of the case.
Santino Tersigni
Santino Tersigni
Came to Alessandro with some matters to be resolved. He was able to do so swiftly and professionally. I recommend him to anyone in need of sound legal counsel.
Armin Nekooei
Armin Nekooei
Alex is an awesome lawyer! Always a professional and always available to answer my calls.
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