Criminal Damage Cases are Defensible on Many Issues

The charge of criminal damage to property is punishable in varying degrees of severity under Illinois law. The least-serious version of this charge is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $2,500 fine and up to 364 days in jail. More serious versions of this charge move all the way up to class 2 felony offenses, and may be even higher when damage to certain specially-protected types of property is alleged.