Possession of Graffiti Instruments
Although less serious than Making Graffiti, Possession of Graffiti Instruments, pursuant to New York Penal Law 145.65 is a misdemeanor that will result in a lifelong criminal record if you are convicted. Punishable by up to 90 days in jail, Possession of Graffiti Instruments is committed where you possess any instrument (a tool, liquid, substance, etc.) that has a common purpose or use to cover, etch, paint or merely to make a mark on public or private property. A secondary, but equally important, element of Possession of Graffiti Instruments is that you did not have permission or authority to make the mark and you possessed these instruments under circumstances evincing an intent to damage that particular piece of property.
For further information on Possession of Graffiti Instruments, review the applicable sections of the Crotty Saland website as to the associated crimes of Criminal Mischief and Making Graffiti. Moreover, if you are accused or charged with this crime contact Crotty Saland PC for a consultation to ensure you have a New York criminal defense attorney to zealously advocate for your rights and to protect your future.