Last Thursday night Dawn Hogan challenged a teenage girl to a fight. This was because the teenage girl was not paying enough attention to Hogan’s son who supposedly had a crush on the girl. So how did the thirty nine year old Framingham, Massachusetts woman get things started? She went to the girl’s home, stood on the front stairs screaming and yelling, tried to get into the home and broke a window. She did all of this in front of the girl’s mother. Now Hogan has to defend charges of malicious destruction to property with a value in excess of two hundred fifty dollars in the Framingham District Court.
Malicious Destruction to Property in Massachusetts is a crime in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266 Section 127. The law states that anyone who destroys or injures the personal property of another either wilfully or maliciously is guilty of this crime. This crime is a felony and is punishable by up to ten years in state prison. There is also a fine of three thousand dollars or three times the value of the property, whichever is greater that can be made part of the penalty. This crime is usually prosecuted in the District Courts where the maximum sentence is two and one half years in the house of correction.
Attorney Stephen Neyman has handled hundreds of criminal cases in Massachusetts including countless charges of Malicious Destruction to Property. We can be reached at 617-263-6800 or you can contact us online.