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
Tagging, Graffiti Can Lead to Stiff Penalties in Los Angeles
Torrance Vandalism Lawyers Explain the Law & Your Defense
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.