A vandalism conviction is serious, as it can result in a one year license suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
Experienced Wallin & Klarich defense attorney Christopher Lee, recently assisted his client who had been charged with vandalism under California Penal Code section 594, to avoid a criminal conviction and jail time. The client also was able to retain his driver’s license and driving privileges.
“A vandalism conviction is serious, as it can result in a one year license suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). It is important to find an attorney who can negotiate with the District Attorney to offer a reduced charge or plea bargain for the vandalism charge, so that your driver’s license is not at risk,” said Mr. Lee.
According to court record from Orange County Superior Court, the client was arrested and charged with vandalism after he purchase eggs at the grocery store and later threw all of the eggs at another person’s house. As a result of the vandalism charges the client faced a sentence of up to one year in the county jail and $1000 in fines. The client also faced the possibility of having his driver’s license suspended for up to two years.
The client sought out the help of Wallin & Klarich vandalism defense attorney, Christopher Lee according to court documents. Mr. Lee explained to the client his options given the circumstances and described the complicated legal system. First, Mr. Lee talked to the judge about recommending to the District Attorney that the client receive a deferred entry of judgment offer. A deferred entry of judgment would prevent the client from having any criminal conviction related to the vandalism charge on his record and to avoid the severe penalties of his vandalism charge.
The District Attorney initially declined to offer a deferred entry of judgment option to the client. However, after Mr. Lee and the client agreed to compensate the owner of the home for any damages that were caused by the egg throwing, the District Attorney agreed to offer the client the option of a deferred entry of judgment according to court record. As a result of the deferred entry of judgment offer, the client was able to avoid imprisonment and did not have his driver’s license suspended. Instead the client was only required to complete community service. A deferred entry judgment also prevented the client from having any criminal conviction on his record that could follow him for years to come.
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