Orange County Vandalism Attorney

About Vandalism Laws in Orange County

Vandalism can fall under a variety of crimes that carry with them a range of potential punishments. The state of California strictly frowns upon vandalism and offenders are likely to face fines, probation, community service, and even jail time depending on the circumstances of their crimes. Vandalism is the intended damaging or destruction of property, be it public or private, without the consent of the property's owner. Some common vandalism offenses include:

  • Spray paint or permanent marker graffiti
  • Breaking a window
  • Carving on a desk, bench or wall
  • Cosmetic damage to a vehicle
  • Toppling a headstone

If you stand accused of one of the crimes listed above or a similar vandalism crime, you should call an Orange County criminal defense attorney to discuss the possible repercussions of the charges made against you and how you can work together to minimize the potential negative consequences of a vandalism conviction.

Vandalism Lawyer in Orange County

In most cases, first offense vandalism charges under $400 in damages constitute a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine, probation or community service and the burden of a criminal record. Penalties increase with every additional conviction. If damages exceed $400 your crime may be tried as a felony, bringing with it hefty fines and possible jail time. Misdemeanor offenses can also be charged as felonies if the offender has been convicted of a crime in the past.

Takakjian & Sitkoff is a criminal defense law firm with proven experience defending clients against vandalism charges. Our attorneys have successfully negotiated reduced penalties, dropped charges and plea bargains on behalf of our clients. We knows the damaging effects a criminal record can have on an individual's life. With a criminal record an individual will have difficulty finding employment and housing; furthermore, banks and institutions will probably be much less likley to approve loans or assist with financial aid. Do not let a vandalism conviction dictate the rest of your life; call the Takakjian & Sitkoff, now.

Contact a Orange County vandalism defense attorney for aggressive defense on behalf of the vandalism charges made against you.

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