Common Types of Juvenile Vandalism Charges

A juvenile vandalism charge in Florida can be the result of a number of acts. One of the most common acts of vandalism is the painting of graffiti. 

Other acts that can result in a Florida vandalism charge include: 

  • slashing a tire;
  • breaking a window;
  • damaging a bench;
  • ripping a bus seat;
  • etching a window; and
  • removing an emblem from a car. 

Other crimes that are prosecuted under Florida vandalism laws include:        

  • possession of aerosol paint containers by someone under the age of 18;
  • possession of vandalism tools;
  • vandalism to a church or synagogue;
  • vandalism to government facilities or vehicles;
  • vandalism on or near a highway;
  • vandalism on a freeway; and
  • vandalism using noxious or caustic chemicals.

Those crimes may be punishable by fines, the suspension of a driver’s license and a permanent criminal record. Furthermore, a juvenile who is convicted of vandalism may be penalized with community service hours. 

If your child has been charged with vandalism in Florida, then you should seek help from a Miami juvenile criminal defense lawyer. An experienced lawyer can explain your options for fighting the vandalism charges in court.  

Contacting a Miami Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer 

If you are facing juvenile criminal charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the Miami juvenile criminal defense lawyer team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 877-663-5110.