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Vandalism » Just Possessing Vandalism Tools Can Be Enough to Get You Charged with a Crime in Los Angeles
You don’t need to actually tag a building to be charged with a graffiti-related crime in Los Angeles. If you just intend to commit an act of vandalism, mere possession of tools or other items that you were going to use in the act is enough to get you charged with a crime.
California Penal Code Section 594.2 makes it a California misdemeanor to possess any of the following items with the intent to commit vandalism or graffiti:
For the purposes of Section 594.2:
A conviction for violating this Penal Code provision in Los Angeles could result in
Additionally, as a condition of probation for any violation of this section, the court may order the defendant to perform up to 90 hours of community service during a time other than his or her hours of school attendance or employment.
If you have been charged with a crime relating to graffiti or vandalism in Los Angeles, please give one of our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys a call today to discuss your situation.
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.
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