What is Mischief? - De Boyrie Law


What is Mischief?

Criminal Code Definition of 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Given that he is a Mischief Lawyer, Alex has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn.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. Additionally, we cover Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.