Vandalism Library

If you are convicted of felony vandalism, you may be facing up to three years in the California State Prison or up to one year in county jail.  You may also have to pay up to $10,000 in fines, or up to the $50,000 if the amount of the damage was $10,000 or higher.  If you are convicted of misdemeanor vandalism, you may be facing up to one year in the county jail.

The severity of a vandalism charge can increase if the vandalism was motivated by bias, potentially turning the offense into a hate crime.

California Vandalism Graffiti Law Penal Code 594

What does the prosecutor have to show in order to prove that I am guilty of vandalism? The prosecutor must prove that you maliciously damaged or destroyed real or personal property. This conduct can include defacement with graffiti or with other inscribed material.  The prosecutor must also prove that you did not own the property...

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Tagging, Graffiti Can Lead to Stiff Penalties in Los Angeles

Graffiti Is Often Considered a Felony Crime in Los Angeles It might seem like no big deal—how much of a penalty could someone face for a little paint? However, graffiti can be considered vandalism, and, depending on the extent of property damage, it may be charged as a felony offense. Vandalism, which encompasses graffiti, falls...

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Torrance Vandalism Lawyers Explain the Law & Your Defense

When It's More Than a Broken Window: Understanding California Vandalism Cases Sometimes things happen, and property gets damaged or broken. But when the damage is deliberate or the property is destroyed with a malicious intent, it could be considered vandalism under California law. When Is It Vandalism? How does the law define vandalism? According to...

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Robert Ernenwein, an expert and experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, has over 30 years of experience defending persons accused of Vandalism. Mr. Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys and is Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.

The experience and capabilities Robert Ernenwein will bring to your Vandalism Defense are unmatched.