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Iowa man charged with felony criminal mischief

When we get angry or in a fight, we are likely to get emotional. While many are able to cool down on their own, some may not know how to deal with this influx of emotions. This is when some decide to take out their aggression on other things. Breaking things might help one deal with his or her anger in that moment. However, it could result in serious consequences shortly after. Depending on the details of the situation, individuals could face criminal charges following such behaviors.

This is what recently happened to an Iowa man. According to reports, the 21-year-old man was charged with felony criminal mischief. Based on police reports, this occurred after the man broke several windows of a rental house.

The man supposedly broke these windows after he was in an argument during the late afternoon hours. The man had been staying at the residence in question and, during the dispute, he proceeded to break the glass out of multiple windows of the home. When officers arrived at the scene, the man allegedly fled the scene. Because this damage goes beyond the standard wear and tear on a house and resulted in $1,738, the man was charged with a felony crime.

Criminal charges can stem from a wide range of events. While it can be an unpredictable situation, the reality is that the penalties and consequences are very real. Thus, it is important that defendants, no matter the charges or circumstances, take the time to understand their rights and criminal defense options. This could help to clear the accused individual's name, helping them reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

Source:, "Mason City Man Facing Felony Charge For Smashing Windows At Rental Property," March 19, 2018

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