With the 2016 presidential election coming up, there has been a lot of disagreement and expression of emotions going on over who will be our next president. According to one recent news story, a woman apparently expressed her emotions over a man's political opinion by spray painting his Trump campaign sign. The woman allegedly spray painted the Trump campaign sign to read “Gold Star Fail!” over Trump's name. When confronted by the sign owner, the woman drove off and almost hit him with her car. In Denver and across Colorado, the woman would likely face charges of Defacing Property and Reckless Driving.
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Defacing Property Douglas and Adams County Attorney | Definition of Defacing Property
Defacing Property, C.R.S. 18-4-509, can be committed under many different circumstances in Douglas and Adams County, Colorado. As it pertains to the news story, however, one way Defacing Property charges occur is whenever:
“Any person defaces or causes, aids in, or permits the defacing of public or private property without the consent of the owner by any method of defacement, including but not limited to painting, drawing, writing, or otherwise marring the surface of the property by use of paint, spray paint, ink, or any other substance or object, commits the crime of defacing property.”
Because the woman allegedly spray painted the Trump campaign sign without consent, which is considered private property, it would be considered Defacing Property. In Colorado, she could face a class 2 misdemeanor charge for her actions, resulting in up to 12 months in the Adams County Jail.
Reckless Driving Arapahoe County Lawyer | Disregard for Road, People or Property
Reckless Driving, C.R.S. 42-4-1401, charges occur in Arapahoe County whenever a person drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. Because the woman nearly ran the Trump supporter over with her vehicle, she would probably be cited for Reckless Driving. Reckless Driving is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense, which is punishable by up to a 90-day jail sentence and up to $300 in fines. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, however, those convicted of Reckless Driving can face steeper fines of up to $1,000 or a jail sentence of up to 6 months, or both.
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