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    Laws - View Law: VANDALISM

    Criminal Damage and Graffiti:

    If you damage property, you will be held accountable. If you recklessly damage property, it is called criminal damage. Criminal damages as defined by Arizona state law (A.R.S. 13-1602A&B) may be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount of damage.In many cases you and your parents are responsible for paying for damages.

    Defacing property is also considered criminal damages. This includes marking, scratching or painting of property that does not belong to you and without the owner's permission. Painting graffiti is breaking the law.

    In Arizona, a 16-year old who spray-painted 32 homes, a half-dozen cars, and various garage doors and fences was tried as an adult and sentenced to 2 months in jail and 3 years probation. Juveniles who damage the property of others can be placed on probation (either with or without detention) and can be required to pay for damages.

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    On 09/19/07
    Z3R0 from AZ said:

    yeah, graffiti...well there are two sides to this some say its not art, but here’s the fact some graffiti serves as a political message and its hard to get people to listen but with a simple “tag” your point is served and people get mad but the point gets across this country, this world needs change! And not all the changes needed can be made by following the rules. Now im not saying graffiti will change the world but the messages sent out might so join my fight for change

    On 07/18/07
    Lupe V from AZ said:
    thats why you should never do any vandalism
    On 07/16/07
    Ed P. from AZ said:
    This type of laws are the hardest to respect bu I gues I have no choise..
    On 01/14/07
    jeremy from NE said:
    me and afreind went egging last night it was snowing so we egged an ran now the dad followed us back to my house and i think they might press charges what are fines
    On 05/25/06
    nick from WI said:
    My product was damaged in shipping. It was a very expensive bumper, very rare as well. no more were made after this one. There is a hole going in one side of the box, through the bumper(shattering it) and through the other side of the box. Now they are only offering me $100 for damages, which obviously is a lowball. Is there any way I can sue them for the remaining cost of this bumper? Isn't this called damage to personal property?
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