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Santa Ana Vandalism Lawyer

Trust Your Case to a Former CA Prosecutor

“Vandalism” isn’t probably what comes to mind when you think of serious criminal charges, but in California, it an offense that can sometimes be considered a felony. If you or a loved one have been charged with vandalism, it is highly advised that you seek counsel from a proven defense attorney who is familiar with how the state pursues these cases.

Attorney Benjamin Arsenian is a former California prosecutor with a comprehensive understanding of our criminal justice system. He has argued cases of all sizes—from vandalism to murder—and knows what it takes to protect his clients’ rights and interests both in and outside the courtroom.

Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian is ready to hear your story. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.

California Penal Code 594 PC

California criminal statutes describe the act of vandalism as any time an individual damages, destroys, or defaces property that does not belong to them. Vandalism is considered a “wobbler” in California, which means that it can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the extent of the property damage. Anything less than $400 is considered a misdemeanor.

Penalties for a misdemeanor vandalism conviction can include:

  • Up to one year in county jail
  • Up to $1000 in fines

Penalties for a felony vandalism conviction can include:

  • Up to three years in county jail
  • Up to $10,000 in fines.

As you can see, even a misdemeanor conviction in these cases can yield significant penalties for the accused. If you or your child has been accused of vandalism, our firm is ready to hear from you. We can ensure that the charges against you are thoroughly challenged and that every avenue toward a favorable outcome is exhaustively pursued.

Start the process today. Call our Santa Ana vandalism attorney at  714-400-2000 now to learn more about your defense options.