If you have more money than God and you can do just about anything you want with it, what would you do for fun?
If the allegations being raised by one of Justin Bieber’s neighbors are true, the 19-year-old pop star decided to egg his neighbor’s house on Jan. 9. According to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Bieber’s neighbor claims the egging is estimated to have caused $20,000 in damages to the house.
Justin Bieber’s Home Searched
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are now investigating the allegations against Bieber and have executed a search warrant of Bieber’s Calabasas, Calif. home. The sheriff’s office said in the statement that they were attempting to uncover “video surveillance or other possible evidence” linking Bieber to the alleged crime.
The results of the search as well as all related police reports will be turned over to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in the near future.
Penalties for Vandalism in Los Angeles (PC 594)
What will happen to Bieber if criminal charges are filed against him? Pursuant to California Penal Code section 594, causing damage to another person’s property is a crime of vandalism.
Under PC 594, misdemeanor vandalism occurs when damages are less than $950. A conviction for misdemeanor vandalism is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
If damages are alleged to exceed $950, you can be charged with a felony. A felony conviction for vandalism can result in imprisonment for up to three years and a fine of up to $10,000. If damages from vandalism exceed $10,000, the fine can increase to $50,000.
Will Justin Bieber Face Vandalism Charges?
It is not currently known if Bieber will be charged with vandalism. If he is, he could be facing felony vandalism charges. However, one thing is for sure – a full-blown media circus will take place.
Instead of covering real and important news events that affect peoples lives, TV screens will be filled with images of Bieber being paraded into court surrounded by scores of lawyers and “media aides.” The case will drag on for months, with Bieber proclaiming his innocence and TV commentators spouting their opinions.
If Bieber is charged and convicted, he will likely be allowed to make restitution and attend self-help classes because he has no prior criminal record.
Wallin & Klarich Can Help You if You are Facing Vandalism Charges
If you are facing vandalism charges, you should contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys have been successfully defending persons charged with vandalism for over 30 years. We may be able to have the charges against you reduced or completely dismissed.
With offices in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich Southern California criminal defense attorney near you no matter where you are located.
Call us at (888) 280-6839 today for a free phone consultation. We will get through this together.