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Vandalism is the crime of intentionally damaging or destroying public or private property. Examples of vandalism include graffiti, breaking windows, defacing images or statuary, and slashing tires.
Vandalism is punishable by fines, incarceration, being required to replace or repair the damage, or any combination of the three. Vandalism can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the property damaged or destroyed.
If you have been charged with vandalism, you may want to meet with an attorney to ask:
Any criminal charge is a serious matter, so you may choose to retain legal representation. A vandalism lawyer can assist you in many ways, including: