Vandalism California Penal Code 594
Penal Code 594 restricts damaging someone else’s property. Any person that enters a building through force and damages or completely demolishes their property is considered to be Vandalism pursuant to California Penal Code 594.
Vandalism is the hateful assault to another’s property. The key phrase to remember with vandalism is “hateful”. When a person willfully damages, defaces, or destroys someone’s property, it is considered vandalism.
Punishments associated with vandalism are often underestimated. It is important to understand that no punishment for a crime is to be taken lightly. Many employers will see your vandalism charges and think your more trouble than your worth. Most employers will not hire potentially problematic individuals.
In California, vandalism is punishable in three ways: an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. The deciding factor in the penalty is the value of the property damaged. If costs are equal to less than $250, you are likely to be charged with an infraction. Under California Penal Code 594, you can be charged with a misdemeanor if damages value less than $400. Damages equaling $400 or more will result in a felony.
If you have been charged with vandalism, a San Diego criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett will help you through the anxiety and confusion that you are feeling. Our experienced team will provide you with vandalism defense attorney who knows how these cases are prosecuted.
Vandalism of School Property
Vandalism of school property can greatly affect the student involved as well as their parents if the student is a minor, and whoever is accused may face criminal and civil charges. While most students vandalize school property to gain popularity, it comes with serious consequences. If your child has been charged with vandalism, a San Diego attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett can help them regain their freedom.
Don’t Face Your Case Alone
It is possible for a person charged with vandalism to be charged with other related crimes such as burglary, arson, and gang violence. No matter what charges you face, a San Diego criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett will work with you and the prosecutor to try and reduce the charges. Call us today for a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys.