Vandalism (Penal Code Section 594(a)(1))

Defacing property with graffiti, causing damage to property or destroying property can cause one to be charged with vandalism. If the property damage is under $400.00 then the matter will usually be charged as a misdemeanor and the client subject to up to one year in jail. It is important to know that a conviction for vandalism can cause the client’s license to be suspended even if the vandalism had nothing to do with driving. However, a skillful attorney can change the nature of the charge, if appropriate, to avoid a license suspension.

Contact Orange County defense attorney Katie Walsh if you need help with Vandalism or any other criminal matter.