Aggressive Defense For Accusations Of Vandalism
Vandalism is the willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property. Even if the property damages are minimal, it is still a crime. Our vandalism defense attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases, whether big or small. We will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case. Vandalism can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the damage. In felony cases, jail time, fines and probation are possible outcomes. It is important that you have a seasoned vandalism lawyer present an aggressive defense on your behalf.
At Stewart, Schmidlin, Bullock & Gourley, PLLC, we understand that being charged or accused of a crime puts you in a very stressful situation. The best way to handle this problem is to put your case in the hands of a skilled vandalism attorney. Our experienced defense lawyers have handled countless vandalism cases that have resulted in a desirable outcome for the defendant.
Possible consequences for a misdemeanor vandalism conviction include:
- No jail time
- Community Service
- Three years of informal probation
Possible consequences for a felony vandalism conviction include:
- Jail time
- Formal probation
- Community Service
Because vandalism is often an offense against an individual’s personal property, the victim will often consider dropping the charges if restitution can be made. Being paid for their damages is usually what they are after. If the accused becomes jailed or is fined, it is much more difficult for the owner of the vandalized property to be paid for the damages. Settling vandalism cases out of court is almost always better for both parties. You can keep the conviction off your record, and the property owned can be made whole. Our vandalism attorneys will fight by your side to ensure that your name is cleared and your damages are minimized.
Juvenal vandalism can have very serious negative consequences for future hopes of higher education, employment, apartment renting and general opportunities in life. Having a criminal record often disqualifies one from being accepted, or even considered, for scholarships, acceptance to schools, employment, running for office, voting and several other opportunities. Our vandalism attorneys will aggressively fight for the best possible outcome for your situation. Don’t risk your future by failing to retain a skilled attorney; it will make all the difference in your case.
We look into every detail of each case we take on. Vandalism is often accidental or done without malicious intent. If you simply carve your name and that of a loved one onto a tree or bench, you can be charged with vandalism. If you absent-mindedly lean on a car and cause scratching or denting, again, you may be charged with vandalism. We understand that it can be very frustrating and confusing that you may be facing criminal charges for what you thought were harmless activities. We can promise that your vandalism attorney will present you in the best light, bringing forth all the details that can vindicate you from criminal charges. Whether your case involves moderate or severe damages, we will listen to your side of the case and aggressively fight for you.
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At the law firm of Stewart, Schmidlin, Bullock & Gourley, PLLC, our team of vandalism defense lawyers is equipped with up-to-date knowledge of vandalism law and the experience and skill to apply it on your behalf. Contact us today at 919-989-8900 for a free consultation.