Rhode Island Domestic Vandalism Charges

Experienced and Aggressive Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin

An allegation of domestic vandalism can be extremely serious and potentially very costly. In Rhode Island, domestic vandalism is a misdemeanor offense which puts the accused at risk of probation, lengthy domestic violence counseling, and possible incarceration if convicted. As with any allegation of “domestic violence”, the charge carries a stigma that can impact future employment, the ability to obtain credit and loans, as well as other social aspects of your life. Domestic vandalism is legally defined as the malicious destruction of the property of another with whom you have a domestic relationship with. The “domestic relationship” portion of the law is typically read extremely broadly and can sometimes include distant family members and distant in-laws. 

Domestic vandalism is a frequently charged offense that usually accompanies other domestic violence allegations including domestic assault and battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone. Nevertheless, it is a full misdemeanor offense carrying up to one year in the ACI. As a Rhode Island Domestic Vandalism Lawyer, I have seen the Police and Prosecutors seriously “overcharge” these cases to include situations where individuals (1) break their own property, (2) break the property of a third party and still get charged with a domestic, and (3) not even break property and still end up charged with domestic vandalism. Due to the fact that these allegations carries such serious consequences and a significant stigma, you will definitely need a skilled and aggressive legal advocate to help you in successfully navigating your case to the best possible outcome.

Contact a Rhode Island Domestic Vandalism Lawyer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 401-228-8271, email at, or via our online contact form.

Full Text of the Rhode Island Domestic Vandalism Law

Domestic Vandalism Statute

Rhode Island Domestic Vandalism Charges - Areas We Serve

- Providence District Court - Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Woonsocket, Warren
- Kent County District Court - Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield, Warwick, West Warwick
- Washington County District Court - Block Island (New Shoreham), Hopkinton, Narragansett, Richmond, South Kingstown, Westerly
- Newport District Court - Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton
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