Vandalism & Arson Bail Bonds

Vandalism Bail Bonds

Vandalism (ORC 2909.05) is generally described as any willful or deliberate behavior with intent to deface, alter or otherwise destroys someone's property, including public property. In addition to jail time and fines, the offender may be required to clean up, repair or replace the damaged property. Sometimes what may seem like a minor prank could end up with serious consequences. Vandalism is a 5th degree felony offense with a penalty of up to $2500 in fines and 12 months in jail. This can be in addition to paying for the damaged property. Examples of Vandalism include but are not limited to:

  • "Egging" a vehicle or structure
  • Keying someone's car
  • Breaking windows
  • Spray painting someone's vehicle, building or structure
  • Defacing public property including graffiti
  • Slashing tires
  • Damaging street signs
  • Breaking someone's property with your hands, feet or tool

Federal Vandalism

With the recent riots of 2020, President Trump signed and executive order extending the Veteran's Memorial Preservation Act to include vandalism to any monument, statue or other such federal property in the U.S. This in turn makes vandalism a very serious crime against these structures punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Arson Bail Bonds

Arson (ORC 2909.03) and Aggravated Arson (ORC 2909.02) are both serious crimes with aggravated arson being more serious as a 1st or 2nd degree felony. Depending on the amount of damage and if it includes risk or physical harm to a person will decide what you are charged with. Here are the potential arson penalties and sentences depending on the seriousness of the offense:

  • Property Damage less then $500
    • Misdemeanor in the 1st Degree, up to 180 days in jail or fines up to $1000
  • Property Damage more than $500 or Intent to Defraud
    • Felony in the 4th Degree, prison sentence from 6 to 18 months and/or fines not more than $5,000
  • Arson with Agreement for Hire
    • Felony in the 3rd Degree, prison sentence from 1 to 5 years and/or fines not more than $10,000
  • Arson of Occupied Structure
    • Felony in the 2nd Degree, prison sentence from 2 to 8 years and/or fines not more than $15,000
  • Arson with Harm to Persons
    • Felony in the 1st Degree, prison sentence from 3 to 10 years and/or fines not more than $20,000.

With over 3 generations of experience at SMD & HLS Bail Bonds, we have experience with just about every scenario and have the resources available to bail you out of jail 24/7. A court appearance will be required after being charged with arson and our professional bail agents with provide you the tools necessary to be released from jail and make it to your scheduled appearance. Call our bail agents today at 614-257-9349 or 614-582-6049 to make arrangements for your release today! 

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