March 12, 2013
The vandalism defense attorneys in Ventura at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann have learned that two teens were arrested and booked on suspicion of vandalizing cars and a structure. Additionally, charges were pressed for committing an assault against a person who confronted them while they were allegedly engaged in the acts of vandalism.
Ventura Police report that two boys, a 16-year-old Ventura resident and a 17-year-old Oxnard resident, were allegedly spray painting the walls and structures of an apartment complex near Ralston Street and Ramelli Avenue. Reportedly, a man witnessed the two teens smashing the window of his car, which was parked in the complex, and confronted the two.
The teens allegedly threw cans of spray paint at the man and then ran away. The man followed and reported to police the location of the teenagers. Police arrested the two and they were booked into Juvenile Hall.
Under California Penal Code 594, provisions for minors who have been accused of vandalism, which includes graffiti and damage to property that is not theirs, usually do not lead to prison time, but can lead to 300 hours or more of community service, depending on the number of previous convictions. Also, juveniles and their parents may be required to pay for any damages inflicted. In cases of numerous repeat juvenile offenses, parents of juveniles have been held responsible for the crimes. Depending on the amount of damage inflicted, vandalism convictions for adults can lead to a year stint in county jail and hefty fines.
A conviction for a crime is something that can follow a young person for the rest of his or her life. The experienced criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann can offer you a free consultation to explain the charges you may be facing and help you fully understand their ramifications. Our dedicated attorneys are standing by to aid you with your defense. Call our Ventura office at (805) 290-4932. We can also be contacted online.