I think you could also file a criminal/incident report given the property damage. It would be up to law enforcement to forward it to the prosecutor's office for prosecution. If a criminal charge is filed, part of any negotitation would be restitution for the damaged property
The information presented here is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The Goodman Law Group, P.C. recommends that you consult an attorney with experience in your specific legal issue. Please contact us to schedule a confidential discussion of your situation. Such communication does not create an attorney-client relationship of any kind until a formal engagement agreement is signed by both you and the Goodman Law Group, P.C.
You cannot file a criminal charge only a civil claim.
There are four ways to file court papers at the correct courthouse:
• In person
• By mail
• By fax
File form SC-100
To file online, do the following:
1. Log on to Los Angeles County’s Superior Court website at https://ww2.lasuperiorcourt.org/eFiling/Login.aspx and have your credit card ready. There is an additional $10 fee to e-file your case.
Disclaimer of California Attorney. Laws differ from state to state. Although the above response is believed to be accurate, it should not be relied upon as any type of legal advice because the information provided is incomplete. It is intended to educate the reader and a more definite answer should be based on a consultation with a lawyer. No attorney client relation is formed with me without a written contract.
Good Luck starts with a strategy and a plan.
Robert J. Suhajda, MS,CPA
17721 Norwalk Blvd. #43
Artesia, CA 90701
Tax Relief Lawyer. Former financial auditor and controller. Admitted to US Tax Court, Income Tax, IRS representation, Fiduciary income tax returns, Estate and Gift tax returns, Homeowner Association Strategist.
Assuming you did file a complaint with the police, they will more than likely tell you that it is a civil matter. No harm in trying.
If you will be satisfied with $10,000 or less, you can file in small claims court.
If the damages are higher, you need to go to superior court.