Mischief

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Mischief

A specific injury or damage caused by another person's action or inaction. In Civil Law, a person who suffered physical injury due to the Negligence of another person could allege mischief in a lawsuit in tort. For example, if a baseball is hit through a person's window by accident, and the resident within is injured, mischief can be claimed. It is distinct from malicious mischief, which is a criminal act usually involving reckless or intentional behavior such as Vandalism.

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Charges and penalties for criminal mischief vary and depend on the damage committed.
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Moore's break-in attempt followed one Sunday by another man, James Whittemore, 22, who was arrested in the lobby of the same theater and was also charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
Slater, 38, is accused of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing.
The 44-year-old has been booked on felony charges of second-degree assault and menacing, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief according to police.
What kind of weapon Sheen was accused of using was not revealed.Hewas also arrested on investigation of second degree assault, a felony and criminal mischief, a misdemeanour.
He also pleaded guilty last winter to assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, and fourth degree criminal mischief. Ed Thomas coached 34 of his 37 years at Aplington-Parkersburg, and tallied a record of 292-84 with two state titles.
He's charged with criminal mischief, but Volusia County sheriff's investigators said the minor damage he caused could've been far worse.
Geneseo police charged the suspects with assault in the 3rd degree, menacing, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment.
The 23-year-old defendant was charged with criminal mischief and criminal conversion -- charges that can each lead to a one-year jail term.
Turkish-born Adnan Emre, 26, is alleged to have attacked the tribute to cop Paul Talty, while screaming: "This is political." He now faces up to a year in jail after being arrested at the scene and charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.