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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.

    21 thru 25 of 48 comments     1   2   3   4  [ 5 ] ...   
    On 09/16/05
    greg from AZ said:
    the govt should just let people paint on walls of big corporations
    On 07/12/05
    not important from AZ said:
    i have been arrested twice in the past two days ounce for throwing a phone and ounce for swiming in a community pool. does this sound absurd to anyone else?
    On 05/09/05
    from MI said:
    what is tagging? an old marine wants to know!
    On 05/07/05
    Jared from AZ said:
    I just got caught taggin and got arrested and i am facing 4 felonies and 2 misdemeanors... 39 full krylon cans were confinscated and a bong...
    On 04/26/05
    kiki from MO said:
    I have a friend who didnt no what to do when her friend was tagging .I told her tell because that is not agood friend .So now she is not friends with her and is so happy.
    21 thru 25 of 48 comments     1   2   3   4  [ 5 ] ...   

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