If you find yourself in need of a vandalism lawyer or a property damage attorney, Ross Green, a former Deputy District Attorney, has successfully served as a property damage lawyer in San Mateo County California (CA), Redwood City 94063, San Francisco 94101 and the surrounding areas.
Vandalism is a very common charge. In order to be guilty of vandalism, the Prosecution must prove that a person willfully damaged property belonging to another with malice. Malice is defined as an act done with an intent to annoy or injure another. Vandalism can be charged as a felony when the value of the damage is $400 or more. Any damage of a lesser value can only be a misdemeanor.
Potential Penalties for Vandalism
• Misdemeanor Jail Time (Up to 1 Year)
• Felony Jail Time (Up to 3 Years)
• Informal/formal Probation
• Permanent Criminal Record
Common Defenses for Vandalism
• Failure to Give Miranda Warnings
• Consent by Owner
• Lack of Malice
• No Damage Actually Occurred
• Ownership of the Property
Defense Attorney for Property Damage Charges and Criminal Vandalism Offenses
Selecting an attorney is often a difficult process. Be sure to discuss with whomever you choose, any and all viable defenses. Should fighting your case at trial not be the best option, talk to your attorney about the possibility of an alternative sentence, such as community service, electronic home monitoring or work furlough. A plea bargain can often be negotiated to reduce fines or allow for an extended payment period.
Contact the Law Offices of Ross Green for a Free Consultation. Ross has over eight years of experience handling vandalism offenses. All possible defenses will be explored and your rights clearly explained.
If you require a property damage attorney, choose a property damage lawyer that will work hard to reduce your punishment or avoid conviction, and a vandalism lawyer well-practiced in the law. Trust Ross Green, in San Mateo County California (CA), Redwood City 94063, San Francisco 94101 and the surrounding areas.