Harassment in the second degree is when a person acts with the “intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person:
1. He or she strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects such other
Harassment in the first degree is considered a class B misdemeanor.
Criminal mischief and criminal tampering are two classes of property damage crimes in New York.
New York Penal Code 145 separates the property damage offense of criminal mischief into four separate classifications of felony and misdemeanor charges. The determining factors are the cost of the damage and the means of destruction in determining the severity of the charge.
Criminal Mischief in the 4th DegreeCriminal mischief in the 4th degree consists of the following acts of intentionally damaging someone else’s property without permission to do so:
Criminal Mischief in the 3rd DegreeCriminal mischief in the 3rd degree consists of the following acts of intent to damage someone’s property without having the right to do so:
Criminal Mischief in the 2nd DegreeCriminal mischief in the 2nd degree occurs when you act with intent to damage someone else’s property and the damages are valued in excess of $1,500.
Criminal mischief in the 2nd degree is considered a Class D felony, which carries a prison sentence up to 7 years.
Criminal Mischief in the 1st DegreeCriminal mischief in the 1st degree criminal mischief occurs when, acting with intent, you damage someone else’s property using an explosive device.
This is the most serious of all criminal mischief offenses and is considered a Class B felony charge, which carries a prison sentence up to 25 years.
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