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Property Crimes & Unlawful Mischief Defense

Burke Law works with state’s attorneys and restorative justice programs to divert low level crimes from the criminal process if it serves the interests of our client.

Property crimes and unlawful mischief charges can range from adolescent missteps to serious crimes in Vermont. Property crime convictions can have serious consequences for your future and can result in high fines and restitution payments. Burke Law works with state’s attorneys and restorative justice programs to divert low level crimes from the criminal process if it serves the interests of our client.

We prepare vigorous defenses to property crimes when restorative justice alternatives do not meet the needs of our client. Given the wide array of crimes covered under the umbrella of property and unlawful mischief crimes it is important to have a thorough case consultation with one of our experienced attorneys before your arraignment.

At Burke Law, we guide you through every stage of the criminal process. From arraignment to disposition, our criminal defense attorneys identify the strengths of your case and zealously advocate on your behalf. If you are charged with a crime it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Vermont Property Crime Defense FAQs

In certain circumstances, yes. Contact Burke Law to discuss the specifics of your case. We offer free consultations over the phone or in person at either of our two Vermont locations (Burlington & White River Junction).

It depends on the circumstances, but sometimes you may be charged with Unlawful Mischief or Disorderly Conduct in Vermont if it is alleged that you were under the influence of alcohol and damaged someone’s property. Even if you were not under the influence of alcohol and it is alleged that you damaged someone’s property, you may still be charged with a crime. Contact us today for a free, confidential case consultation.

In Vermont, Unlawful Mischief is defined as a person who, with intent to damage property, and having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, does any damage to any property. The Unlawful Mischief statute can be found here.

“We take a highly personalized approach to every case we fight. We believe in criminal justice and will ensure that we get you the best results possible.”
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Client Testimonials

"Jessica Burke was extremely professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. Her hard work showed in the positive result."
"Jessica is great. She goes to bat for you with everything she has. Both she, and, Simone make every effort to make you comfortable, and explain your options and next steps. Very well priced with a great value.
"Jess is fantastic! Very up front and highly knowledgable with a strong community network behind her. Always does an outstanding job and the first consult is free!!"
"Leah Henderson is a proactive advocate for the ones who need her in action when facing the possibility of charges that can affect the rest of your lives."

Why Burke Law?

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Experienced, Connected, and Results-Driven

Our team has decades of combined experience working within the local courts in Vermont. Our relationships with prosecutors and judges help us to make sure our clients get the best outcomes possible.

Energetic, Eager to Advocate, and Passionate About Justice

We are professionals with the experience and energy to fight for what we believe in and advocate for our clients, even if it means taking a case to trial. We’re passionate about helping our clients move forward with their lives.

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