Whether the setting is a protest organized by the Occupy movement (Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Los Angeles and so on), a sports event or race tension-related civil unrest, charges of vandalism or graffiti in crowd settings should not be exaggerated or sensationalized by prosecutors. We zealously defend the constitutional rights of people charged with crimes in such settings. We understand that honest people often become tangled up in criminal charges as a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
California Penal Code Section 594 defines the crime of vandalism as follows: “(a) Every person who maliciously commits any of the following acts with respect to any real or personal property not his or her own, in cases other than those specified by state law, is guilty of vandalism: (1) Defaces with graffiti or other inscribed material. (2) Damages. (3) Destroys.”
Make no mistake: Criminal charges of a relatively “minor” crime such as vandalism are a serious matter. A conviction can impact your career, your financial life and, in general, your entire future. Our goal for every client is the most favorable outcome attainable such as:
- Charges dismissed
- Charges reduced
- Penalties reduced or eliminated
- Avoidance of a criminal record whenever possible
- Alternative sentencing, such as community service, in lieu of jail
Seek out a strong defender if you have been charged with a property crime such as vandalism or graffiti. At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, we fight hard to protect our California clients’ constitutional rights. We advocate zealously on their behalf, working to obtain the most favorable outcome attainable in each case. We take the time and care necessary to get to know each client as a fellow human being. It is important to examine all known facts in a case in order to successfully defend someone charged with a crime such as vandalism or graffiti.
Remember that it is the job of the prosecution to prove that you committed a misdemeanor or felony as charged. Criminal defense attorney Daniel Perlman, a former prosecutor, works directly with clients at every stage of their case to build a strong defense. Mr. Perlman combines trial skills, negotiation skills and a detailed familiarity with the criminal justice system to develop an effective defense strategy for clients charged with crimes such as vandalism or disturbing the peace.
Speak to One of Our Los Angeles Vandalism Defense Lawyers
In the face of vandalism or graffiti charges in Los Angeles, contact us online or call us in Los Angeles at 213-514-8324 or 213-514-8324 for a free initial consultation. If you have been charged with vandalism or graffiti in Los Angeles and you retain the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, you can be assured of a defense that is based on an in-depth investigation of the facts of your case and the circumstances that led to your arrest.