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Vandalism - destruction of property charges

In Washington D.C., crimes involving property damage are typically charged as felonies and include significant penalties, such as incarceration, restitution, and fines. If you have been charged with a property destruction charge, it is crucial that you talk to a property destruction attorney immediately to see what you can do to fight your charges. Whether you acted in the heat of the moment or got caught up in an accident that was simply out of your control, you have options. Learn them now by calling Hunter & Johnson, PLLC.

Destruction of property charges is also common in domestic violence cases. If you are being accused of destroying the property of a household member, spouse, or dating partner, we can also provide aggressive, effective defense for you.

Charges of the destruction of property can include:

  • Arson
  • Graffiti/defacement
  • Vandalism
  • Malicious destruction of property (destroying property out of anger or vengeance, including slashing tires, keying cars, etc.)

We can discuss your charges in a case evaluation: (202) 759-7929.

At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, our goal is to provide the legal support you need during this terrifying time. We have seen firsthand how stressed clients are about their future and what will happen to them next. Our criminal defense lawyers genuinely care for your best interests and are ready to help you take the stress out of the situation.

What Are the Penalties for Property Destruction?

The penalties for property destruction are assessed according to the severity of the crime. The higher the value of the property destroyed, the more serious the penalties. If you have prior convictions, you could be facing even harsher sentences.

For example, if the damaged property was less than $200, you may be charged with a misdemeanor and could be looking at up to 180 days in jail with a $1,000 fine. For more serious offenses that involve burning, serious injuries, you may be facing jail time of up to 10 years, fines up to $5,000, and have a felony offense on your record.

Penalties For Slashing a Tire

If the damage is $200 to $1,000, the offense is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. If the tire damages exceed $1,000.00 they could be charged with a felony.

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