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Lawyer under Article 194 of the Criminal Code – Intentional destruction or damage to property

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No property owner wants to see their property damaged or destroyed. In particular, this applies to situations when, as a result of any conflict, measures are taken to damage material assets. In such cases, you need to know the algorithm of actions to protect your own interests and legal rights. If you are charged under Article 194 of the Criminal Code - intentional destruction or damage to property, contact the experts of our Prykhodko and Partners law firm for help.

The main features of Article 194 of the Criminal Code

To begin with, we will consider the objective and subjective side of the offense under Article 194 of the Criminal Code.

The objective side

The objective side is damage/destruction of someone else's property. This leads to the task of great material damage.

Destruction of property means loss of its value and lack of possibility of recovery. At the same time, the damaged property loses part of its functionality or value. Property damage that exceeds 250 times the NMDH is considered large.

The subjective side

The subject of the crime under Article 194 of the Criminal Code must necessarily have the appropriate intent. That is, he must act deliberately with the intention of causing damage to the property interests of third parties. By the way, motives can be not only the desire for enrichment, that is, material benefit.

Article 194 of the Criminal Code also defines special circumstances that affect the degree of punishment. This is, for example, damage/destruction of property by arson, use of explosives, etc. Such actions can provoke the death of people or other serious consequences.

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Liability under Article 194 of the Criminal Code

If the accused is proven guilty in court, the penalty is 3 years of imprisonment/restriction of liberty.

Article 194 of the Criminal Code also provides:

  1. Repair work - up to 2 years.
  2. Community service - up to 240 hours.
  3. Penal sanctions - up to 4,000 NMDH.

The second part of Article 194 of the Criminal Code specifies the aggravating elements of criminal acts that will affect the degree of punishment:

  • Causing property damage in particularly large amounts.
  • Committing such actions in one of the socially dangerous ways (for example, by arson/explosion).
  • Causing the death of people/other serious consequences.

For committing such actions, the term of imprisonment can be up to 10 years.

Assistance of professional lawyers under Article 194 of the Criminal Code

If you are charged under Article 194 of the Criminal Code, the first thing you need to take care of is your own defense. Thanks to the professional work of Prykhodko and Partners lawyers, the number of acquittals under this article has increased.

Our lawyers will be able to protect the interests of each client as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will collect all the necessary evidence and record all the violations, as they were carried out by the investigative bodies at the stage of the pre-trial investigation.

The help of a lawyer will be quite useful in matters of dialogue with investigative bodies, witnesses, the police or victims. Our lawyers guarantee the provision of highly qualified legal assistance in compliance with the law in the process of conducting searches and other procedural actions.

If your case has already been brought to court, we will not only be able to protect your legal rights, but also provide evidence of your innocence. All our actions do not go beyond the current legal framework. Thus, we provide the entire range of legal services.

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