California’s vandalism and graffiti law are outlined in Penal Code 594 PC. A person can be charged with vandalism when he or she maliciously defaces a piece of property, that he or she does not own, with graffiti or other inscribed material, and damages or destroys that property.
The penalties for vandalism charges usually depend on the dollar value of the property damage. And, although the charges may be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony in California, vandalism is taken very seriously in the state of California, and a conviction can mean large fines and/or jail time.
If you have been charged with vandalism, contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian today. We have years of experience dealing with these charges and we know the California laws that affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.