Some people consider vandalism a minor legal issue that mostly concerns juvenile delinquents and misguided youths running around painting and marking on private property. While this does represent one form, many other actions fall under the legal definition of vandalism. In some cases, vandalism convictions can come with heavy consequences, including jail time.

When a person is charged with vandalism, they may not know what to expect during the legal process that follows. It is important that they seek the advice of an experienced legal professional who can help protect their rights. If you have been accused of vandalism, contact the Dallas criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case today.

What is Vandalism?

Vandalism, in general, can be defined as any act that causes damage to, defaces, or destroys the property of another individual or group. Acts of vandalism include, but are not limited to:

  • Spray paint graffiti
  • “Tagging” with markers or paint
  • Slashing tires
  • Throwing eggs at homes, vehicles, or businesses
  • Scratching messages into windows
  • Scratching vehicles with keys

Depending on the specific circumstances of the case (extent of the damage, individual’s criminal history, etc.), vandalism may be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony.

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If you or a loved one has been accused of vandalism, it is important to learn about the laws surrounding these accusations. To help ensure that your rights are protected, contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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