"How is vandalism defined in juvenile court?"
Vandalism in juvenile court is taken just as seriously as it is in adult court proceedings. Vandalism is defined as the willful and malicious destruction or public or private property, and vandalism crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Breaking windows
- Damaging road signs
- Slashing or puncturing tires
- Defacing edifices
- Underage possession of aerosol paint containers
- Bashing or blowing up mailboxes
- Throwing eggs
- Keying cars
Many juveniles or children see these types of crimes as harmless pranks, but charges are brought and enforced, juveniles are held fully accountable for the destruction.
A guilty verdict in juvenile court for vandalism may stay with your child for life. This is one of many reasons it is so important to involve a lawyer to protect your child’s interests and criminal record in juvenile court. Their future may be on the line whether they are looking into military or church service, scholarships, finding a job, or enrolling in a college or university.
Charlie Naegle will work to see that your child gets back on track and will negotiate and fight for the best possible outcome for your child’s future. If you are looking for an experienced Mesa juvenile attorney to represent you or your child facing vandalism or other criminal charges, contact Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys today.
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