Penalties & punishment for vandalism
Depending on the specific state and value of the property damage, vandalism is considered either
as misdemeanor or felony offense. Penalties include fines, imprisonment in county jail, or both. A
person convicted of vandalism is ordered to wash, repair or replace the damaged property, and
participate in programs to clean up graffiti and other forms of vandalism. Parent of a minor child may
be ordered to pay fines resulting from their child's vandal behavior under a parental liability theory.