Monday, October 17, 2011

Teens to Old for Halloween: Beware Criminal Mischief

As teen to old for Halloween, you and your friends decide to give a trick, rather than take a treat. It is important to realize, before you through that egg, that in Connecticut, tossing an egg or scratching a car could be a crime and not a prank. Criminal mischief is the destruction of private or public property which could include any type of physical damage. Criminal mischief charges are based on the amount of destruction and the intent of the person committing the act. Fines range from $500 to $5000, and could carry jail time of 3 months to 5 years. So if you are a teen to old for Halloween, don't get tricked into thinking that a simple prank will necessarily be a treat. You might find yourself facing a criminal mischief charge.