New Jersey Vandalism On Federal Property Lawyers
Vandalism on Federal Property
At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, New Jersey federal vandalism on federal property defense attorneys may be able to help you if you have been accused of vandalism on federal property. The commission of any type of crime such as vandalism, theft, DUI, etc. on federal property may result in federal property crime charges. Defense of these cases requires an attorney who is experienced in handling cases in federal court. Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, our federal criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience with the unique procedures of the federal court system, and use this experience to provide our clients with knowledgeable and effective legal counsel.
Providing Vigorous Defense for your Rights
Teenagers are especially prone to acts of vandalism on federal property, often without fully realizing the consequences. Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC attorneys know that vandalizing things such as mailboxes or property on government sites such as national parks, historic sites, monuments, military installments, and post offices is taken very seriously by federal prosecutors. These acts of vandalism against federal government property can be charged as felonies. Claims of ignorance or not knowing any better will not stand up in a federal court. If you or your child has been charged with vandalism on federal property, you need an aggressive attorney who can investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest and case to build a strong defense. In the situations involving minors, the judge has an amount of leeway in sentencing options. A defense attorney has many options for a compelling case that may lessen the minor’s penalties and prevent a long-term charge from being on his/her record.
Penalties can include but not limited to:
- Mandatory community service
- Repairing damaged property
- Restitution (repayment of destroyed property value) to victim
- Expulsion from school (for minors)
- Jail time
Mailbox Destruction Penalties can include but not limited to:
- Major fines
- Mandatory community service
- Prison time
- Loss of rights such as voting, carrying firearms, serving on a jury or holding public office
Penalties usually depend on the severity of the vandalism and amount of property damage involved, beginning with fines and community service for smaller acts of vandalism. Charges can escalate to felony depending on the property and extent of damage. Especially when the vandalism on federal property charge is against a minor and there is no previous criminal record, our successful New Jersey criminal defense attorneys will often be able to secure minimal penalties.
Contact our New Jersey vandalism on federal property lawyers today
Vandalism on federal property cases can be difficult to defend in a court of law, although not impossible and therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case. If you have been charged with vandalism on federal property in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Our NJ criminal attorneys keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available, and we can meet you in your home or jail if you cannot travel to our office. We offer flexible scheduling and payment options. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free.