Michigan Vandalism Attorneys
Don’t Let One Mistake Define Your Life
While many acts of vandalism seem minor at the moment, a conviction can carry life-long consequences and leave you with a permanent criminal record. At The Law Office of Barton Morris, we believe that people deserve second chances and we actively push for rehabilitation over punishment. When you work with our Michigan vandalism lawyers, you will get a team of criminal defense professionals working on your case. This enables us to explore all angles and gain new insights, thus improving your defense strategy.
What Is Vandalism?
A property crime, vandalism often falls under the umbrella category of malicious destruction of property. Vandalism refers to the intentional defacement, damage, or destruction of another person’s property. Ranging from juvenile pranks to arson, the scope of crimes that can be charged with vandalism is considerable.
Examples of vandalism include:
- Keying a car
- Slashing tires
- Egging a house
- Smashing windows
- Pushing over headstones
- Carving into a desk or bench
If you are charged with vandalism, the prosecutor must prove that you intentionally damaged the property and that it wasn’t merely an accident. If found guilty, the severity of the sentence is dependent on the value of the damaged property, the circumstances of the case, and your past criminal record. The majority of vandalism cases are misdemeanors but in some instances, when the vandalism is severe enough, it can be charged as a felony. Penalties upon conviction can include jail time, fines, restitution, probation, and community service.
Take Your Charges Seriously from the Start
While often only a misdemeanor, a vandalism conviction has the potential to haunt you. This is especially the case with felony convictions. A criminal record can inhibit your ability to find work, apply for college, and even secure housing. It’s easy to dismiss vandalism charges as “youthful indiscretion,” but you should always take criminal charges seriously.
Our Michigan vandalism attorneys are conveniently located in Royal Oak, and we can assist you with all aspects of your case. From helping you understand the charges brought against you to debriefing after the trial, we will be with you every step of the way. We also have juvenile crimes lawyers available to assist you with vandalism charges brought against a minor child.
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What Sets The Law Offices of Barton Morris Apart?
Over Two Decades of Legal Experience Within A Variety of Practice Areas
We’ll Tackle Even The Most Challenging Cases & Refuse To Back Down
We Have a Successful Track-Record Obtaining Favorable Outcomes For Our Clients
Our Seasoned Trial Lawyers Aren’t Afraid To Go To Court & Fight For Your Rights
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