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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?


Graffiti is any drawing or writing that is done a wall or surface of a public place. From simple words to huge murals, graffiti can be seen in most areas of the world. Although some of the drawings are aesthetically-pleasing, what makes people angry is that the graffiti painted on property that does not belong to the artist. Because of this fact, graffiti is actually a form of vandalism.

Vandalism is defined as defacing or destroying the property of another without permission. It does not only include graffiti, but broken windows, egging, keying, damaging cars, damaging public equipment like benches and parks, damaging street signs, etc.

The laws regarding vandalism vary from state to state, so it is important to talk to Miami criminal attorney if you were accused of graffiti or defacing property in Florida. It can result in a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the severity of the case. To learn more, contact a Miami criminal lawyer from the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.