VANDALISM (PENAL CODE §594)
Ordinarily a popular crime committed by juveniles, vandalism can be committed by anyone who is in a fit of anger or despair.
To be arrested for a vandalism or charged for the offense: a person must (1) maliciously deface, destroy, or damage property (2) that the person does not own (3) where the amount of that defacement/destruction/damage was either less than or more than $400. Where the damage was less than $400, the offense will be charged as a misdemeanor. If more, then it can be filed as a felony.
A little surprise that some offender’s find when committing this crime is that their driver’s license can be suspended for up to 2 years. And if the offender is not licensed to drive a motor vehicle–the charge or conviction can delay the obtaining of one for up to 1-3 years.