To be convicted, the state must prove a defendant damaged, destroyed, or defaced someone else's property; and that the defendant intended to do so without legal justification.
Malicious destruction of property damaged less than $500 subjects a person to imprisonment up to 60 days and/or a fine up to $500. Malicious destruction of property is a misdemeanor.
Where an act of graffiti occurs, the court shall order a person convicted of malicious destruction of property by an act of graffiti to pay restitution and/or perform community service, in addition to the above penalties. Criminal defense attorney, Maria Patterson, has litigated numerous property loss claims.
If you have been charged with malicious destruction of property or vandalism, please call criminal lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott's Prince George's County office in Bowie, Maryland. Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott is conveniently located on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301. Criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, defends malicious destruction of property charges in Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Calvert, and Charles Counties.
Bowie Criminal lawyer, Maria Patterson is Of Counsel to Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott. Maria Patterson handles criminal cases in Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Calvert and Charles Counties. Criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson represents clients in Bowie, Crofton, Deale, Edgewater, Silver Spring, Riverdale, Forestville, Annapolis, Severna Park, Rockville, La Plata, Waldorf, Port Tobacco, Clinton, Upper Marlboro, Landover, New Carrolton, Oxon Hill, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton.
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