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What Is Vandalism?

Vandalism is a form of property crime that involves damaging or destroying the property of another. Vandalism is usually done willfully. Examples of vandalism include:

Victims of Vandalism

If you are a victim of vandalism, you should call the police. If there is sufficient evidence, the police will then forward your case to the District Attorney's office to prosecute the person who committed the vandalism against you.

Punishment for Vandalism

Although vandalism is sometimes regarded as childish, all fifty states and the federal government have strict punishments for those who engage in damaging or destroying the property of others. Vandalism can be penalized as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the state, monetary value of the damage, age of the defendant, and other factors, such as gang association. If a person is convicted of vandalism, he or she could be punished with mandatory community service, fines, and/or prison time.

Accused of Vandalism?

If you are accused of vandalism, you should speak to an attorney to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.

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