Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Vandalism Charge?
Do you want to maintain your innocence? Don’t allow this indictment to deface and ruin your freedom. The John R. Grasso law office will paint a clear picture of the best legal defenses for your case.
Vandalism penalties include high fines, compensation for damage, and possible jail time.
The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso know what’s entailed in researching and defending vandalism offenses, including those with aggravating factors.
John R. Grasso has previously worked in law enforcement, and now as an attorney, he understands the crime of vandalism from diverse angles.
With the professional help of a RI defense attorney, you will have the best possible outcome for your vandalism case.
Definition of Vandalism:
Vandalism in its simplest form, is when someone intentionally destroys or defaces the property of someone else. It may also entail the act of obstructing entry at a place of business.
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-44-1 elaborates on this crime, its consequences, and its definitive elements for the case to be brought to trial.
The statute additionally addresses vandalism against government property, wherein offenders will be punished by the same outlines.
Examples of vandalism include:
- Painting on a building, such as the act of graffiti
- Destroying or defacing a building
The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso will present the best defense to erase the charge, or lessen fines for any type of vandalism case.
What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Vandalism Charges?
Vandalism is a misdemeanor that is punishable by:
- Up to $1,000 in fines, and/or
- Up to one year in prison
- Victim restitution
In terms of victim restitution, guilty parties may be ordered to pay for repairing the damage caused by vandalizing the property.
In addition, first time offenders will be required to perform 100 hours of community service. Subsequent offenders will be ordered 200 hours of victim restitution.
The crime of vandalism has aggravating factors, which can carry additional fines. Other subcategories of vandalism include:
- Defacing bank notes and bills
- Destroying lamps or windows
- Defacing a public marker or line
- Blocking the public’s right of way to water
John R. Grasso has in-depth knowledge of all vandalism criteria. Examples of legal defenses include damages that were inflicted accidentally, misidentification and more.
Contact an Aggressive Vandalism Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
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Don’t sabotage your future with high fines, a criminal record, or time in jail. Free consultations are currently available. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso today.