Specialist graffiti solicitors
Although many people consider graffiti to be art form, the law
can regard the marking of walls or property with graffiti as a
criminal offence. At Hodge Jones & Allen we can help you if you
have been arrested for a graffiti-related crime.
Graffiti can include a drawing, scribble, ‘tag’ or
message written or scratched onto a wall. Although there are some
cases where graffiti is legal (such as council led graffiti
parks/legal walls), if the property is not your own, you could be
arrested under the Criminal
Damage Act 1971.
In some cases, if you are carrying tools used to create graffiti
(such as spray paint) you could also be arrested - even if you
haven’t yet caused any damage, contrary to section 3 of the
Criminal Damage Act 1971.
The picture above is a recent tag on the side of Hodge Jones
& Allen office building, featured in the 2011 BBC series
'Sherlock'. In the foreground are criminal solicitors
Leo Martin and
Sean Caulfield, who each have experience in handling graffiti