Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C.

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Graffiti is a form of vandalism. It refers to defacing property by creating images or markings. A graffiti charge may result from defacing public or private property. Graffiti artists typically use spray paint, stenciling, or markers.

If you or a loved one is facing this criminal charge, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. We are ready to investigate the facts of your case and work together to find a way to fight a harsh sentence. Contact a San Jose criminal defense lawyer at the [firm-name] today at [phone-number] for a free consultation.

Forms of Graffiti

The most common locations for graffiti are walls, bridges, and bathrooms. The following are the most common methods of graffiti:

  • Scratched
  • Painted
  • Marked

Images of inappropriate material may be accompanied by harsher sentences. In the state of California, the amount of financial damage graffiti has caused will determine the degree of a charge:

  • Misdemeanor – Financial damage less than $400
  • Felony – Financial damage to property exceeds $400

Fortunately, there are ways to fight these vandalism charges. Insufficient evidence or negotiating a sentence can significantly change the effect the accusation has on your life.

Contact Us

If you have been accused of defacing public property, you may be looking at a harsh sentence. By hiring experienced legal representation to fight these potentially life-changing punishments, you may be able to reduce the consequences of a graffiti charge. Contact a San Jose criminal defense attorney at the [firm-name] today at [phone-number] for more information.

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