Vandalism takes place when you knowingly deface, damage or destroy another person’s property without the owner’s express permission. You may not think that spray painting graffiti on the side of a building in an alleyway or keying someone’s care who cut you off in traffic is a big deal, but in the state of Nevada, it very well could get you charged with vandalism.
Examples of vandalism are:
- Painting graffiti on a highway overpass
- Carving your initials in a historic landmark
- Throwing items at a church or store window
- Tearing down a sign put up by the Nevada Department of Wildlife
Vandalism can have serious consequences, depending on the value of the damage caused and and the type of property that was damaged.
Possible defenses against vandalism charges in Nevada include:
- That you were the owner of the property
- That you had consent from the owner to damage the property
- You did not willfully commit the vandalism
What To Do If You Are Charged With Vandalism
Even if you think the vandalism was a minor offense, chances are, the state of Nevada will see it differently. If you have been charged with vandalism, it is essential that you retain legal counsel as soon as possible. The Defenders will fully investigate your case and construct legal defenses that give you the best possible chance of getting handed down a “not guilty” verdict.
Our goal as your defense team is to keep you out of jail and keep your criminal record clean. We will go the extra mile to see that you have the strongest defense possible, and we will inform you of all of the legal options available to you so you can make the decisions that best protect your future and your rights.
Don’t let vandalism charges ruin your life. Call The Defenders for a consultation today.