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How do you deal with vandalism?

Vandalism Prevention

How do you deal with vandalism?

Vandalism Prevention

  1. Have bright security lights inside and outside your property.
  2. Use unbreakable security glass and fixtures designed to deter vandals.
  3. Install security fencing around your property.
  4. Strategically plant shrub and bushes to increase security.
  5. Clean up vandalism and remove or repair any damaged items as soon as possible.

Is it illegal to destroy your own property?

It is not legal per se as having property of a thing means you can do with it as you please. While destroying your property you may cause all kind of havoc that, in fact, is illegal. Legal injunctions from a judge may also prohibit destruction of your own property. One cannot legally destroy money as another example.

Can parents take something you paid for?

Legally, anything you “own” as a minor belongs to your parents/legal guardians and can be taken away at any time. It’s just sort of a thing parents hold over you, my dad did that with my comp for awhile cause he gave me some money for christmas to build it.

Why Is vandalism a crime?

Because the destruction of public and private property poses a threat to society, modern statutes make vandalism a crime. The penalties upon conviction may be a fine, a jail sentence, an order to pay for repairs or replacement, or all three.

What is a vandalism damage?

Vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. The term includes property damage, such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner.

Can I sue someone for vandalism?

You may be able to sue the vandal under civil tort law for trespass, conversion, larceny, etc. If your property was damaged to the point that you can no longer use it, you may be able to recover the cost of the property.

Can I fight someone on my property?

*A person does not have the right to self defense if he or she provokes a fight or quarrel with the intent to create an excuse to use force. The owner [or possessor] of real or personal property may use reasonable force to protect that property from imminent harm.

How long is jail time for vandalism?

three years

Can a car be totaled from vandalism?

If the car is severely damaged, then it can be “totaled” by the insurance company. Usually, if the car is under a year old and the damage reaches over 60 percent of the total value, the insurance company will simply write it off and pay you the market value of the vandalized vehicle.

What happens if someone destroys your property?

When a person defaces, alters, or otherwise destroys someone’s property, they may be required to clean-up, repair, or replace the damaged property or, more substantially, face criminal penalties in the form of jail time, fines, or both.

Can u go to jail for vandalism?

Under California Penal Code 594 (a), a person is guilty of vandalism when he or she defaces, damages or destroys “any real or personal property not his or her own.” If the amount of the damage is $400 or more, the vandalism is punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000.