12.4. Criminal Mischief
This is a Florida Jury Instructions form that can be used for 12 Arson And Criminal Mischief within Criminal.
Last updated: 2/28/2006
12.4 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 806.13, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Criminal Mischief, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. [Name of defendant] injured or damaged [copy from charge]. 2. The property injured or damaged belonged to [name of victim]. 3. The injury or damage was done willfully and maliciously. Among the means by which property can be injured or damaged under the law is the placement of graffiti on it or other acts of vandalism to it. Willfully means intentionally, knowingly and purposely. Maliciously means wrongfully, intentionally, without legal justification or excuse, and with the knowledge that injury or damage will or may be caused to another person or the property of another person. The punishment provided by law for the crime of criminal mischief is greater depending upon the value of the property damged. Therefore, if you find the defendant aguilty of criminal mischief, you mu determst ine by your verdict whether: a. [The damage to the property was $1,000 or greater.] age there was an interruption or impairment of a business operation or public commication, transportation, supply of un water, gas or power, or other public service which cost $1,000 or more in labor and supplies to restore.] mage to the property was greater than $200 but less than $1,000.] c. [The damage to the property was $200 or less.]