Houston Vandalism Attorney
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Vandalism is defined as the intentional or deliberate destruction or damaged to property, both private and public. Destruction can include graffiti, spray painting, breaking windows, smashing mailboxes, arson, and throwing eggs at cars or buildings.
If you’ve been accused of vandalism, you could face some high fines and potentially a jail or prison sentence. Make sure you talk to one of our skilled Houston property crimes attorneys about your case as soon as possible. The faster you contact us the more time we’ll have to investigate your case and mount a defense on your behalf.
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The punishments for being convicted of vandalism will depend on several factors. The penalties will increase depending on if the offender has been previously convicted of a felony, caused death or serious bodily injury while committing the offense, and / or used a weapon while they committed or attempted to commit the offense.
Vandalism is typically a Class C misdemeanor, which can result in a fine up to $500. If it becomes a Class B misdemeanor, the accused might face a jail sentence up to 180 days and / or a fine of up to $2,000. A Class A misdemeanor can result in a jail sentence up to 1 year and / or a fine of up to $4,000. A state jail felony can result in a jail sentence ranging from 180 days to 2 years; additionally, the person convicted could be fined up to $10,000. A 3rd-degree felony can result in 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. A 2nd-degree felony can result in 2 to 20 years in prison and / or a similar fine, and a 1st-degree felony can lead to a prison sentence ranging from 5 to 99 years and / or a similar fine.
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Being charged with vandalism could get you a more serious punishment than you think. Let our Houston criminal defense attorneys help. The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is dedicated to representing people accused of crimes in the Houston area. Let us see what we can do to defend your rights, your freedom, and your reputation. We have experience litigating in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout the state of Texas.
Contact us at (713) 597-2221 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.