Graffiti is a misdemeanor crime if the damage is under $400. Vandalism that exceeds $400 in damage results in a felony and up to three years in Prison. The City of Riverside charges $140 to remove a quarter size mark of graffiti, and $400 in damages can add up quickly.
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Parents who are criminally negligent in failing to supervise or control their children in a manner that causes their children to commit a crime, may be prosecuted for that crime and sentenced to 1 year in jail or $2,500 fine or both.
(A) Every person who maliciously (1) defaces with paint or any other liquid, (2) damages or (3) destroys any real or personal property not his own, in cases not otherwise specified by state law, is guilty of vandalism.
(B) If the amount of defacement, damage or destruction is $400 or more, vandalism is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine of not more then $10,000 of both that fine and imprisonment.
Provides that no aerosol paint containers be sold to persons under 18 years of age.
Provides that Cities and Counties may adopt laws regulating spray paint within their own jurisdiction.
Provides that parents are responsible to pay for damages caused by the willful misconduct of their children, including repair costs and attorney fees up to $10,000.
Authorizes the court to suspend, restrict, or delay the driving privileges of a person 13 years of age or older who is convicted of graffiti vandalism.
Omnibus graffiti bill consolidates graffiti legislation and strengthens penalties.
Makes it illegal to place graffiti on government property.
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522
Phone: (951) 351-6128
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|Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays*
* Graffiti Removal Crews work 7 days per week