Jeff Garlin, star of the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm, was arrested recently for felony Vandalism. According to report, Garlin got into an argument with another person over a parking space. Garlin became enraged and smashed two windows on the other person's car. The car was reportedly a Mercedes. Police were called and Garlin was subsequently arrested.
In Nevada, damaging the property of another person is usually charged as Malicious Injury to Property or Malicious Destruction of Property (sometimes also called Malicious Destruction of Personal Property). Malicious Destruction of Property can be charged as a felony, gross misdemeanor or simple misdemeanor depending on the amount of damage caused. If the Malicious Destruction of Property offense is charged as a felony, it is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. In addition, the Court may order restitution for any damage caused by the injury to property. If the Malicious Destruction of Property offense is charged as a gross misdemeanor, it is punishable by up to a year in city or county jail and/or a $2,000.00 fine plus restitution. If the Malicious Destruction of Property offense is charged as a misdemeanor, it is punishable by up to six (6) months in city or county jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine plus restitution.
If you or someone you know is charged with Malicious Destruction of Property or another Property Crime, it is important to contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and developing the most aggressive defense possible to protect your legal rights.