Athens Vandalism Lawyer
Quality Criminal Defense Counsel in Georgia
Many vandalism acts are committed by younger people, who don't realize this is a criminal violation that is taken seriously by the Georgia legal system. A vandalism conviction can result in a number of penalties that can affect the rest of your life. Working with an experienced Athens vandalism attorney is recommended.
Learn about your options without making an commitments. Call (706) 705-5122 to schedule a free, in-person case evaluation at the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb.
Vandalism is the act of defacing or destroying property that belongs to another individual. To establish guilt in a vandalism case, the prosecution must prove that you caused physical damage to property owned by someone else on purpose. If these elements cannot all be proven, your defense attorney can challenge your charges.
Examples of vandalism include:
- Spraying graffiti on a building
- Keying someone else's cars
- Carving your name onto a public bench
- Defacing road signs
- Breaking windows
Vandalism charges could be considered a misdemeanor or felony, based on the circumstances. For a misdemeanor vandalism conviction, you could face up to a year in jail, fines and other penalties. A felony carries a more significant sentence, which includes at least one year in prison and steeper fines.
If the act of vandalism was committed on federal property (such as a national park), you could face felony charges.
Seek Advice from a Lawyer Now
While vandalism may seem harmless, it can come back to hurt you if convicted. Fortunately, attorney Lee Webb is here to help. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, he has secured the acquittal, dismissal and reduction of charges for a number of clients. He is prepared to use his years of training to help at this critical time.
Mr. Webb provides free, no-obligation case evaluations to all prospective clients. To schedule your consultation, call (706) 705-5122.