A California man named Anthony Cardenas was apparently not very pleased with the lack of crosswalk on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, California.  According to ABA Journal, he took matters into his own hands and decided to spray-paint his very own crosswalk at the intersection of Illinois Street and Sonoma Boulevard because he felt it needed one.  I really wish that was legal.  I would draw close to 50 unofficial crosswalks on streets I believe need new crosswalks.  I would especially draw one at the intersection between my favorite mall and McDonalds.  The lack of a crosswalk at that intersection forces me walk and extra 2 minutes to get my hands on a BigMac.  Imagine!

Anthony Cardenas was arrested and put in jail for drawing the unofficial crosswalk. According to ABA Journal he was “jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail on suspicion of felony vandalism.”

What Is a Felony?

A felony is a serious crime and is generally defined as a crime punishable by more than one year in prison.  Defendants convicted of felonies serve their sentences in a state or federal prison.  If a defendant charged with a felony cannot afford a lawyer, a court will appoint a lawyer for them.  Each state has different punishments for felonies.  Check with a qualified Lead Counsel criminal law lawyer in your state for your state’s laws regarding felony punishments.

What is Vandalism?

Vandalism is the intentional damaging or destruction of public or private property without the property owner’s permission.  Examples of vandalism include graffiti, breaking windows, defacing images or statuary, and slashing tires.

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