Plant City Criminal Mischief Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested for Criminal Mischief (sometimes referred to as "criminal vandalism") or Criminal Mischief charges have been filed against you, our law firm can help defend the charges at the Courthouse in Plant City, Tampa,  Bartow, and Lakeland.  In general, Criminal Mischief occurs when a person willfully and maliciously injures or damages the property belonging to another person, including, the placement of graffiti, or other acts of vandalism (Florida Statute 806.13). If the damage to the property is less than $1,000, then the charge is a misdemeanor. If the damage to the property is $1,000 or greater, then the charge is a felony.

Criminal mischief is usually a misdemeanor, but certain aggravating factors can lead to a felony charge. A conviction for criminal mischief can have serious criminal penalties.

Plant City Criminal Lawyer Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill are experienced Plant City criminal lawyers providing aggressive criminal defense to defendants with misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. Do not hesitate to call for a consultation, even if you only fear that criminal charges may be brought against you.

Plant City Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged or arrested for an alleged crime, contact us immediately. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Reckless driving is a serious charge and may result in a significant fine and even your incarceration.

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Call Us at 813-759-1224

The faster you contact us, the sooner you will have the benefit of the insight of a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you in navigating through the complicated legal process.  Your attorney can advise as to who to do, and what not to do, to help your case proceed in a positive direction.  Your Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney in your case to pursue the possibility of having the charges in your case reduced to a lesser charge, or given the facts and circumstances, possibly dismissed.

Plant City Lawyers

Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill

Johnnie and David have experience in family law, criminal defense, probate and guardianship, auto accident law and business and construction litigation. Read more about Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill.

Personal Attention

You will work directly with the attorney handling your case and your calls and emails will be returned promptly so that you are always informed about the status of your case.

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Reasonable Fees

Our commitment is to charge you a fair and reasonable legal fee; however, we cannot quote an exact legal fee until we have evaluated your case. After a consultation by phone or in person, you will know where you stand legally and what it will cost to hire us.


Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill have 50 years combined experience representing clients in Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. We help clients resolve matters involving auto accidents, family law, probate, guardianship, DUI, criminal and business law.


As your lawyer, we will be dedicated to helping you find a solution to your legal problems - and above all, to having the peace of mind that your legal issue is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at law.

Free Parking
Conveniently located just two blocks from the Plant City Courthouse
206 North Collins Street
Plant City, Florida 33563
Telephone (813) 759-1224
Fax (813) 759-1101