In Tennessee, vandalism is the most common property crime. While many people may not realize it, those convicted of vandalism may face significant fines and even time behind bars.

I am Edward E. DeWerff and I am a criminal defense attorney in Clarksville, Tennessee. If you have been arrested for vandalism, it is important that you take the charges seriously and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

What Is Vandalism In Tennessee And What Are The Penalties?

Under Tennessee law, a person commits the crime of vandalism when he or she knowingly and deliberately causes damage to someone else's property. Like the crime of theft in Tennessee, vandalism can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the amount of damage done. For example, if the damage done to a person's property is valued at $500 or less, the crime is a misdemeanor and, if convicted, an individual can face up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. If, however, the damage to the property totals more than $500, the crime is considered to be a felony and, if convicted, an individual can face years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.

Whatever the situation, I work closely with my clients so that they understand their rights and what to expect. Because I am a former prosecutor, I understand how district attorneys approach vandalism cases, which can help me in providing my clients with a vigorous defense.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

If you are facing vandalism charges, Westlake Village lawyer and former prosecutor Edward E. DeWerff can help. Contact me or call 931-444-6038 today to schedule a free initial consultation.