Law enforcement officials in California say that a young man recently turned himself in for allegedly spray painting anti-vaccination remarks on several buildings around the Los Angeles County area. This individual is facing felony vandalism charges as a result. The consequences this gentleman is facing if he is convicted in a criminal court could be quite severe. As such, a strong and experienced criminal defense team may prove to be a valuable commodity for his situation.
According to a recent report, a 28-year-old surrendered himself to police in Los Angeles County shortly after authorities began an investigation into the vandalism of a county building and other locations. This individual is accused of damaging property and making unfavorable remarks regarding the State's new mandatory vaccination law. The accused was arrested about two days after the official investigation began.
Felony charges have been filed and bail of $80,000 has been set. It is unknown if this individual is still being detained or if he has actually posted bail. Court dates regarding this specific matter have not been reported to the public.
While some may consider vandalism to be a minor crime in California, it can be treated as a very serious offense -- as it is in this specific case. The conviction on felony charges of any kind will be accompanied by serious consequences. The accused does have options, though, in fighting the accusations in this case. An experienced defense attorney will be able to explain all of the possibilities for resolving this matter, which would allow this young man to make an informed decision regarding the best course of action to pursue that will keep his needs and interests front and center.
Source: Long Beach, CA Patch, "Man Allegedly Vandalizes LA Buildings with Anti-Vaccination Graffiti", Paige Austin, July 3, 2015