Arson involves intentionally or recklessly using fire or explosives to cause damage to property.
Mischief involves willfully destroying or damaging property; rendering property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective; or obstructing, interrupting or interfering with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment, or operation of property. Mischief may also involve “cyber mischief,” which includes the same type of conduct just outlined—but with respect to computer data.
The sentence imposed for an Arson or Mischief conviction depends on the circumstances of each individual case. Nevertheless, a conviction for any criminal offence will result in a criminal record, which can negatively impact many areas of your life including your reputation, your ability to maintain or obtain employment, and your ability to travel to other countries like the United States. In addition, a conviction for these offences may carry other penalties, including a potentially lengthy term of imprisonment.
Now is not the time to delay! Your reputation, future, and freedom are too important. In all cases, you are well advised to immediately speak with Mr. Beckett so he can evaluate your case, get your side of the story, and relentlessly defend you against your charges.