Vandalism may be a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on the amount of the property damage and state law.
Filing a police report holds the vandal accountable for the damage and helps the police to document vandalism crime in the area.
The police report may also be requested by your insurance company.
What is considered vandalism to a car?
What is Car Vandalism? Car vandalism refers to when someone defaces or destroys another person’s car without their permission. Types of car vandalism could include slashing tires, keying the car, smashing windows, or even egging the vehicle. Vandalism, under state laws, is a crime.
Can you go to jail for vandalism?
Many acts of vandalism are misdemeanors, meaning the maximum penalties include fines and up to a year in the local jail. However, vandalism that results in serious damage to valuable property is a felony. Defendants charged with a felony can face more than a year in state prison and significant fines.
Is vandalism covered by car insurance?
Types of Auto Insurance
Even though you already have auto insurance, it may not cover vandalism. Comprehensive insurance coverage is the only type of auto insurance that will cover expenses unrelated to accidents including auto theft, fires, flooding, or vandalism.
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