Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.
Posts about Graffiti
  • Property Damage Crimes and Texas Laws

    … interference because they can’t use their property. A person may also be charged with criminal mischief after intentionally marking or writing graffiti or markings on someone’s property. The punishment for criminal mischief depends on the value of the property: Class C misdemeanor is the charge for any damage valued less than $50. It may…

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  • Texas Graffiti Laws

    … Texas Graffiti Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Criminal Mischief April 13, 2016 Texas Graffiti Laws Whether it’s in Houston, Dallas or a small rural town, graffiti can be found on walls, trains and trees throughout the state of Texas. Some people argue that this type of spray-painted decoration is an art form that should…

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