The laws and sentencing have become very strict and unyielding when dealing with this type of criminal activity. There are many factors taken into account at sentencing. Not to lend you false hope, I can only offer possible actions to come.
It costs America more than $8 billion per year just to clean up graffiti.
Laws, codes, and ordinances that deal with graffiti vandalism may vary from community to community, but graffiti is illegal. Typically, graffiti falls under "institutional vandalism" or "criminal mischief." While a graffiti arrest may be considered a misdemeanor (a minor offense), more than one can add up to a felony.
Enforcement of graffiti laws may include any or all of the following:
1. Fines and restitution for graffiti markings.
2. Arrest and imprisonment.
3. Graffiti misdemeanors being stacked to allow for a felony conviction.
4. Parents or guardians fined or ordered to restore property to its original condition or provide restitution.