Vandalism

If you’ve been charged with vandalism, you are under serious threat. Delaware County vandalism lawyers Schrom & Shaffer, P.C. can help you.

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, vandalism is defined as damaging, defacing or otherwise destroying another person’s property without their permission or knowledge. While most people think of graffiti when they think of vandalism, there are many other actions that would be charged as vandalism as well, including:

  • Cutting or ripping a bus seat 
  • Slashing someone’s car tires
  • Destroying or toppling over a headstone in a graveyard
  • Breaking a window
  • Carving or scratching into a desk

Although vandalism is considered a non-violent crime, it can still be punished harshly. Depending on the value of the damage done, if you are found guilty of vandalism, you may be required to pay restitution to the victim or even spend time in jail. Community service and probation are also commonly used penalties for vandalism, and being convicted will leave you with a permanent criminal record.

How Delaware County Vandalism Lawyers Schrom & Shaffer, P.C. Can Help You

At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we understand that sometimes people make isolated bad decisions that they deeply regret later. We also understand that vandalism cases are often cases of mistaken identity or false accusations. If you have been arrested on the charges of vandalism, it is important that you contact our office as quickly as possible to begin building your defense.

We will go the extra mile to investigate your case and find the evidence that supports your innocence. Our goal is to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed completely.