Well, first, if you are approached by police, do not make any statements. How long have you been unsupervised? Was the prison sentence and/or former vandalism, etc. related to the same person's car? Is that where the protective order comes from?
Get an attorney. Obviously the DA feels that they have enough evidence to proceed.
Andrew Roberts (818) 597-0633/ (805) 496-7777
If you were not around, then it may be simpler than you think to prove it. However, there appears to be contrary evidence. Before posting additional information on this public website, I recommend that you contact an attorney in private so that the attorney-client privilege kicks in. Many reputable attorneys offer a free consultation so contact as many as you desire to determine which one best suits your needs. You may have some options. God bless.
for your Freedom, for Fairness, for your Future because sometimes good people find themselves in unpleasant situations
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I suggest you hire a criminal defense attorney. If you are not responsible for this vandalism you may be able to present an alibi defense. It is important you don't speak to any police or detectives and that you be careful what you say publicly online regarding you case. I'd be happy to give you free consultation, as most attorneys on AVVO would. You shouldn't be going through this alone. Good luck!