What can I do if someone is keying my car?

What can I do if someone is keying my car?

Who to tell when your car is keyed. Keying is an act of vandalism, which you can report to your local police on the 101 non-emergency number. Even if they can’t take immediate action, it’s helpful to have the incident on record. They can give you a crime reference number, which you’ll need for an insurance claim.

Is keying a car mischief?

One common form of criminal mischief is when individuals intentionally cause damage to someone else’s vehicle. Most cases involve auto body scratching (keying), cutting tires, breaking side mirrors, and broken windows.

Is writing on someone’s car a crime?

The answer is that, yes, you interfered with someone else’s property, so you can indeed be charged and convicted of vandalism.

Why would someone vandalized my car?

Why Vandalism Occurs Some might do it in an effort to steal the car. For example, if someone smashes your window or picks your lock to try to get into the car, this might qualify as vandalism and property damage.

Can you leave a note on someones car?

No, it is not illegal to do that, unless the note contains a threat. I am an Attorney-at-Law, licensed to practice law only in the state of California.

Is it possible to prove someone keyed your car?

But like so many other acts of vandalism, keying a car usually doesn’t happen when the streets are crowded with neighbors. It is difficult to figure out, let alone prove, who keyed your car unless you or someone else saw it happen, in person or on a security camera.

Can you sue someone for keying your car?

If a camera records a recognizable person actually keying your car, you may have enough to charge her criminally or sue her in small claims court. If the key mark didn’t go deep enough to scratch the paint, you can do a quick repair yourself.

Who is responsible for paying for a keyed car?

Comprehensive car insurance pays for damage to your car that doesn’t involve a collision with something else (which is covered by collision insurance). You’ll be responsible for paying the deductible on your comprehensive coverage for a keyed car, as with any other comprehensive insurance claim.

How does a keyed car affect your insurance?

Your auto insurance rates are most likely to increase due to a keyed car claim if you’ve filed another claim with your car insurer in the last one to two years. The more often you make a claim, the more likely your insurance company is to raise your rates. How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Keyed Car?

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