What is wilful damage
Any person who wilfully and unlawfully destroys or damages any property commits a wilful damage offence. The offence can be aggravated depending on the circumstances, for example if a bomb was used or the property was a Last Will and Testament.
What is the penalty
The penalty will depend on whether it is a simple wilful damage offence or an aggravated offence.
For a simple wilful damage offence, a person is liable to imprisonment for up to 5 years. However if there are circumstances of aggravation, the penalty can increase up to life imprisonment.
How we can help you
If you have been charged with a wilful damage offence, we can help guide you through the process. Importantly, we can review the police case against you and recommend whether you should plead guilty or not. If you choose to plead guilty, we can help with minimising any penalty you might receive. Alternatively if you decide to plead not guilty, we can provide expert representation in court to defend your rights.