To summarize: A man buys sidewalk chalk and expresses his opinions on the sidewalk in front of a BofA. He is arrested for graffiti and charged with 13 counts of vandalism.
Weeks before the trial was set to begin, Goldsmith offered Olson a plea deal. Goldsmith would drop the case if Olson agreed to give $6000 to Bank of America, give up his license, waive his Fourth Amendment right, and serve three years? probation.
Read more: Jeff Olson, the Mad Chalker (page 3) | San Diego Reader
He opted to go to court. He was acquitted on all 13 charges.
In CA, you can lose your license for up to two years for a conviction of vandalism.
V C Section 13202.6 Driving Privilege Suspension Vandalism
1. Do you think sidewalk chalk is vandalism or freedom of speech.
2. Should a conviction of vandalism result in loss of driving privileges for 2 years?