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Vandalism is the intentional destruction or defacement of any property, private or public. In the state of Texas, vandalism is prosecuted as criminal mischief. A person who is found guilty of criminal mischief may face serious consequences, depending on the nature of their actions and especially on the amount of property damage caused by their alleged actions.

If you or someone you know has been accused of committing vandalism, you should immediately pursue the services of an experienced legal representative. Contact a Houston criminal lawyer of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-523-0404 to discuss the details of your case with a qualified member of our legal team and learn more about what you can do to defend yourself against this damaging accusation.

Common Forms of Vandalism

Texas’ criminal mischief statutes have been written intentionally broadly, in order to ensure that all acts of vandalism are prosecutable. Some of the most common actions which may be considered vandalism include:

  • Graffiti or tagging
  • Broken windows
  • Destruction of mailboxes
  • Egging or toilet-papering homes
  • Slashing a car’s tires

These are just some of the many different types of vandalism which can be prosecuted as criminal mischief, with potential penalties ranging from minor fines to significant prison time, depending on the amount of property damage in question.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of criminal mischief, it can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you fight these charges. Contact a Houston criminal attorney of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404 today to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.