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Consequences of Graffiti

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Graffiti vandalism is taken very seriously by the City and by local law enforcement. Since the inception of the e-Graffiti database in 2007, over 1000 arrests have been made for graffiti vandalism were made in Santa Clarita.

A conviction can include all of the following:

Juveniles

  • A Felony Record
  • Court Fees
  • Attorney Fees
  • Full Restitution Costs - Full restitution is to be paid to the victim, which in many cases is the City of Santa Clarita, and the amount can range from $3,000 to $50,000
  • Time at a Juvenile Camp - This time can be anywhere from 6 months to a year in camp
  • Time in Juvenile Hall
  • Formal Probation - Can last up to 3 years and can include unannounced searches by law enforcement and stipulations limiting travel outside of Los Angeles County
  • Community Service - Community Service hours can range from 50 to 100 hours

Adults (18 and Over)

  • Felony Record
  • Court Fees
  • Full Restitution Costs - Full restitution is to be paid to the victim, which in many cases is the City of Santa Clarita, and the amount can range from $3,000 to $50,000
  • Jail Time in County or State Prison - Each Felony case within the State of California can carry a penalty of up to 4 years in a State Prison
  • Formal Probation - Can last up to 3 years and can include unannounced searches by law enforcement and stipulations limiting travel outside of Los Angeles County
  • Community Service - Community Service hours can range from 50 to 100 hours

Parents of Juveniles

  • Court Fees
  • Attorney Fees
  • Restitution Costs - If the juvenile cannot afford to pay the restitution costs the cost will be paid by the parents
  • Scheduling inconvenience - Parent’s schedule will now have to include court dates and community service dates

“Tag You’re It”

A video about the consequences of graffiti.