Get Legal Help for a Palmdale Vandalism Charge
Dealing with a vandalism accusation can feel difficult if you are on your own. Fortunately, you can get legal help in your corner right now by reaching out to our team. We’ll assist with all aspects of your legal case. Count on us to help with your:
- Arraignment hearing
- Bail hearing (if applicable)
- Pre-trial hearings
- Criminal trial
In many situations, we focus on resolving your charges out of court. We can file a motion to have your charges dismissed in some situations. This can allow you to move forward with your life here in Palmdale.
Our team at the Simmrin Law Group also works to get vandalism charges reduced in some situations. Reducing your charges can require you to agree to a plea bargain. Plea bargains are deals offered by the prosecution. We can go over any plea bargains you are offered to see if they are fair to you.
Find out more about your options for resolving a vandalism accusation by contacting us right now. You can reach out to us if you call (310) 896-2723.
For a free legal consultation with a vandalism lawyer serving Palmdale, call (310) 896-2723
We’ll Help You Build Your Defense
You don’t have to try to handle a vandalism accusation on your own here in Palmdale. You can get legal help taking care of these accusations from the Simmrin Law Group. We are ready to argue handle your case by working to show that:
You Accidentally Caused Property Damage
Individuals must act with malicious intent to face a vandalism conviction here in Palmdale. Perhaps you accidentally damaged someone else’s property. In this situation, you could avoid a conviction under PC 594.
You Were Falsely Accused of Vandalism
Sometimes, people in California make false allegations about vandalism. For example, someone could be angry at you. They could decide to accuse you of a crime you did not commit to “get back at you.” We are here to help you in this situation.
You Were Mistaken for Someone Else
Some vandalism accusations are a result of mistaken identity. Perhaps you were near the scene of the crime when someone else committed vandalism. We can take your side and work to show that you did not carry out any vandalism.
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Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies for Vandalism
Some vandalism charges are treated more seriously than others here in Palmdale. Sometimes, the court could charge you with an infraction if you are accused of a PC 640.5 or 640.6 violation. However, you will only face a charge for an infraction if:
- You created graffiti or other written marks
- You caused under $250 in damages
- It is your first accusation of vandalism
In other situations, you will face misdemeanor or felony charges. Note that you can face misdemeanor charges under PC 640.5 or 640.6. PC 594 charges, on the other hand, will lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. You can face:
- Misdemeanor charges if you caused less than $400 in damages
- Felony charges if you caused more than $400 in damages
Make sure you understand the differences between infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies by reaching out to us right now. Our Palmdale vandalism lawyers are standing by to offer you legal assistance right now.
Penalties for a Vandalism Conviction
It’s important to understand the results of a conviction for vandalism here in Palmdale. Individuals who face an infraction may only need to pay a small fine to the court. The court can also order you to complete community service for an infraction.
However, misdemeanor and felony charges are handled more seriously in the court system. Convictions for a misdemeanor could lead to:
- Fines of up to $1,000
- Jail time of up to one year
Note that these are the penalties for a first-time misdemeanor conviction. Individuals with prior vandalism convictions can face higher fines, even for a misdemeanor offense. A felony conviction could lead to:
- Fines of up to $50,000
- Incarceration for up to three years
The fines that you face for a vandalism conviction often depend upon the amount of property damage that occurred as a result of the vandalism. A lawyer can review your situation and help you understand the fines you could face. Learn more by contacting us now.
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Talk to a Palmdale Vandalism Lawyer Today
Find out how to get help if you are accused of vandalism in Palmdale by speaking to the Simmrin Law Group. Members of our team are standing by to assist you after you call us at (310) 896-2723 or complete our online contact form. Get to work with our vandalism lawyers in Palmdale right away. You can easily contact us to discuss your case with a risk-free consultation.