Mesa Criminal Damage Defense Lawyers

You Deserve a Defense Attorney You Can Trust

In Arizona, criminal damage is a crime that involves damaging, defacing, or tampering with someone else’s property. This type of crime generally involves recklessness, or the awareness of an action without regard for its potentially harmful consequences.

If you are facing criminal damage charges, you need competent legal counsel to ensure that your rights remain protected every step of the way. At Edwards & Petersen | PLC, we fight hard to prevent prosecutors from violating our clients’ rights and to safeguard our clients from unjust sentences. Our Mesa criminal damage defense attorneys have successfully battled charges for numerous clients throughout East Valley. We look forward to putting our experience to work for you.

Discuss your case with our criminal defense lawyers during a free consultation – just call (480) 418-5656.

Penalties for Criminal Damage Conviction

The charges will vary depending on the value of the property damaged. The chart below outlines the damages that correspond with the severity of the charge.

Property Damage


Maximum Penalty


Class 4 Felony

3 Years


Class 5 Felony

2 Years


Class 6 Felony

1.5 Years


Class 1 Misdemeanor

6 Months

All Other Cases

Class 2 Misdemeanor

4 Months

In addition to these charges, there can also be aggravating factors that increase the severity of the charge.

Retain Knowledgeable Legal Representation

Rather than take your chances with a public defender, seek high-quality legal representation from the trained professionals at Edwards & Petersen | PLC.

At our firm, we work collaboratively with our clients to ensure that our approach reflects their best interests. We believe in the value of a strong attorney-client relationship and go the extra mile to get to know our clients beyond their case number. This approach helps us deliver truly personalized representation. Though we are aggressive in our efforts to reduce charges, minimize sentences, and get cases dropped, we remain compassionate to the difficult situations our clients are facing.

To get started on your case, please call us at (480) 418-5656 or contact us online today.


I couldn't have made it through the most difficult time in my families' lives if it weren't for the support I received from Brian Petersen and Josh Edwards.

-Michelle (Former Client)

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