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Facing criminal charges for vandalism?

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Our Orange County Vandalism Attorneys can help you and your case.  We have handled thousands of criminal defense cases for people just like you. By providing information, a strategy, and professional expertise, our law firm can guide you to a successful conclusion of your vandalism case.

I Was Arrested For Vandalism. What Am I Looking At?

When you are charged with vandalism  in California, you are actually charged with Penal Code PC 594.  That charge can be charged as a misdemeanor, or a felony, depending on the damage.  As you know, prosecutors, the courts, and even the law, all want to show how tough they are against vandalism as part of having a clean community

Alteration of street signs, or keying someone’s car, or putting graffiti or slashing tires can result in vandalism charges.

Is Vandalism a Felony or a Misdemeanor?

Vandalism can be an Infraction

If you have defaced the property of another, the damage is less than $250, and you have not previously been convicted for vandalism, you may be charged with an infraction. You may be fined up to a maximum of $1,000 and will probably be required to do some community service. The court may also order you to keep specified property in the community free of graffiti for up to 180 days.

Vandalism can also be a Misdemeanor

If you are convicted of maliciously defacing, damaging, or destroying less than $400 of property of another, you can be convicted of misdemeanor vandalism. A sentence for misdemeanor vandalism generally consists of up to three years informal probation, up to one year of county jail, up to $1,000 fine, a one year suspension of your driver’s license , counseling and/or community service, and personally cleaning, repairing, replacing, or cleaning the damaged property or keeping specified property in the community free of graffiti for up to a year.

Vandalism can also be a Felony when damages are above $400

When the damages to the vandalized property are $400 or more, the prosecutor has the option of charging the crime as either a felony or misdemeanor. Consideration will be given to the circumstances of the crime and your personal criminal history to make this determination.

In addition, even if the damage to the property is less than $400, you may be charged with a felony under certain circumstances, such as if you commit a hate crime.

A felony conviction will subject a person to the terms described above, as well as a state prison sentence of 16 months, two, or three years, a fine of up to $10,000, and formal probation.

The law has a maximum (one year in jail if a misdemeanor, and three years in state prison, and fines and fees that total $5000) and a minimum (probation, and base fines of $390).  There is also a mandatory license suspension for vandalism cases if convicted.

 

The solution – why you need Orange County Vandalism Attorneys

There is a way out of this.  The best way to handle a case like this is to be prepared, and to methodically and responsibly handle everything through a professional that handles criminal defense cases.  A Criminal Defense firm will know the defenses, and will work with you and professionally guide you to the best possible result.  That law firm is Miller and Associates. Our approach to case preparation is comprehensive. We review all evidence and documents, and enlist any experts from our network of professionals whose opinions may help to bolster your case.

What our past clients have stated about us

Many clients helped by our firm in the past can attest to our great results.  We have many top ratings and reviews, including the Avvo Lawyer Rating Client’s Choice Award in the DUI field, and the “clients love us” award on Yelp, based upon our representation.
“Robert is professional, incredibly intelligent and not only a great attorney, but a great person to work with.” – Rebecca N., from Yelp.
“I found Robert Miller to be both professional and approachable. He returned my calls quickly and answered my questions with confidence.  I felt that he explored every option available to me and fought hard on my behalf.  I would gladly recommend Robert Miller to anyone who needs top-notch legal counsel and specifically a great DUI defense attorney.” – Elizabeth O., from Yelp
“Strongly recommend Attorney Robert Miller for legal services. Robert is passionate about law and representing his clients.  He is approachable, extremely knowledgable and has a track record that is hard to beat”. — Brett W., from Yelp
“Robert is the true definition of an expert and professional. I came into this situation knowing that I needed the best and I was recommended to Robert Miller & Associates. I can GLADLY say not only would I HIGHLY recommend him, he is the ONLY attorney I would ever think about hiring. My entire case was dismissed.”  – from a client’s Avvo review

As one client stated about their experience:

“During two meetings with Robert and several telephone conversations we were able to craft a defense strategy.  In several court appearances Robert was able to convince the district attorney of our defense.  Ultimately the case was dismissed.  Robert gets a five star rating from me.   He is professional and easy to reach either  by phone or email or even text message.  His fees are fair and very competitive.”  (Maurice N., from a Yelp review).

What other attorneys say about our expertise

Even other attorneys in the field know that our law firm has the expertise and knowledge to handle your vandalism matter.  We have top ratings from colleagues within our area of expertise.  As one stated:
“I highly endorse Mr. Miller. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.” (Mark Clay, Esq., from one of over 60 attorney endorsements through Avvo.)

Our results in criminal defense cases

Our preparation has obtained our clients great results before the court, including matters reduced or dismissed.

Meet Our Skilled Attorney

Criminal Defense Defense Lawyer, Robert Miller, is certified in Field Sobriety Testing and DUI Trial Defenses.  He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the California DUI Lawyers Association, among many other certifications and professional organizations. He is known for being a top Orange County DUI Attorney.
He is also the author of two books on DUI, both published by Aspatore Press, geared towards instructing other attorneys on matters of DUI defense.
The Washington Post, the BBC, NPR, ABC 7 News, have consulted with and have had Robert Miller appear on television and radio to provide legal commentary on cases in the news.
 

Why Hire Us for Your Case?

With impeccable credentials, hundreds of great results in DUI cases, and over 22 years of courtroom and trial experience, Robert Miller is the right choice for any case where you need an Orange County Vandalism Attorney .

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