February 6, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

It was recently reported that three individuals were arrested in connection to a vandalism case in El Cajon, California. Oswaldo Sanchez (19 years old), Aaron Menjuga (18 years old), and a minor (male, 16-years old) were all taken into custody when police pulled them over for an unrelated traffic stop.

The police found BB guns and ammunition in the vehicle. Earlier that same day over 13 cars had been damaged by what police believe were caused by BB guns. The damage to the vehicles is estimated to be several thousand dollars.

California Penal Code 594 states the following in regards to vandalism: “(a) Every person who maliciously commits any of the following acts with respect to any real or personal property not his or her own, in cases other than those specified by state law, is guilty of vandalism:

  1. Defaces with graffiti or other inscribed material.
  2. Damages.
  3. Destroys.”

Vandalism can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the circumstances.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with vandalism, we strongly encourage you to contact our San Diego criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich as soon as possible. The state of California will prosecute those accused of vandalism to the highest degree of the law as part of their vandalism prevention project. Our skilled San Diego criminal defense attorneys can strategize with you to ensure your rights are protected and that you are strongly defended. Call us at (888) 280-6839 or visit our website at ww.wklaw.com for more information. We can help you.

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