Dallas Graffiti Attorney

You can be charged with graffiti, if you use paint, an indelible marker, or an engraving device to make markings on someone else’s property, and do so without their consent.  The seriousness of any allegation of graffiti is determined by the monetary loss suffered by the owner as a result of their property having been damaged by graffiti.  In cases of multiple allegations of graffiti against one person, the dollar value of all allegations can be added together (“aggregated”), and you can be charged accordingly.  For example, if it’s alleged that you placed graffiti on five different locations, with damages of $500 at each location, you can be charged with one count of graffiti, with an alleged loss in value of $2500.

Graffiti is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in county jail and a fine of up to $2000, if the loss to the owner of the property is alleged to be less than $500.  However, graffiti can be a 1st degree felony, with a penalty range of 5 to 99, or life in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000, if it’s alleged that the loss is greater than $200,000.

If you’ve been arrested or charged with graffiti, you need serious legal help.  Call the Dallas graffiti criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  Our attorneys each have over 15 years of experience in the practice of criminal defense law.  Free consultation.  Call us today at (214) 494-8990, or contact one of our attorneys directly using our “Get Legal Help Now!” form in the left margin of this web page.  Se habla español.