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Given that he is a Mischief Lawyer, Alex has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn.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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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
J Esteves
J Esteves
Alex's exceptional legal knowledge cleared my charge with remarkable finesse. His dedication, expertise, and strategic approach were instrumental in securing a positive outcome. I'm immensely grateful for his unwavering support and highly recommend Alex for anyone in need of top-tier legal representation
Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen
Alex is a phenomenal and dedicated lawyer. He is realistic, reasonable, compassionate, non judgemental, knowledgeable, responsive, very professional...the list goes on! He’s helped to counsel me through some very stressful situations and gone above and beyond what was expected of him. I have not one negative thing to say about him. He has all the characteristics you would want in a lawyer and I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Alex, you rock don’t ever change!!!!
A Client
A Client
5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆ Truly the finest criminal defence lawyer and team that are available. Alex De Boyrie handled our case quickly, with confidence and current knowledge of the law, which resulted in the charges dropped. Thanks again to Alex and De Boyrie Team.
Molly S
Molly S
I reached out to Alex seeking advice when I was on the receiving end of criminal harassment. Alex openly acknowledged his specialization is a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Nevertheless, he provided me with straightforward & honest guidance on how to proceed. He not only steered me in the right direction, he also referred me to another lawyer (highly) capable of handling my situation. He even ensured to follow up to see if I received a call. It is patently clear that Alex has a strong sense of integrity, demonstrated by his response. Therefore, I highly recommend his services. Thank you, Alex. Molly
Damneen Hayer
Damneen Hayer
We’ve worked with Alex and could not ask for a more professional and understanding experience. Communication was very clear with him. He explained our situation to us and what needs to be done. Hopefully we won’t have to but if there’s ever need for legal help again, we’re coming right back to Alex.
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Luis Rico
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