Mischief is a property crime which is set out in section 430(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The section reads as follows:
“Every one commits mischief who wilfully:
- a) destroys or damages property;
b) renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective;
c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property; or
d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.”
There are defences that can be raised against Mischief allegations, including the defence of Colour of Right (see s. 429(2)) of the Code. To learn more about defending Mischief allegations, call (647) 878-6355 to speak to a Mischief Lawyer.