Malicious Injury To Property

Every person who maliciously injures or destroys any real or personal property not his own, or any jointly owned property without permission of the joint owner, or any property belonging to the community of the person's marriage, is guilty of a misdemeanor and maybe punished by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one (1) year, a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.


A person is guilty of a felony malicious injury to property, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both, if:

1.  The damages caused by the violation exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) in value; or
2.  Any series of individual violations are part of a common scheme or plan and are aggregated in one (1) count, and the damages from such violations when considered together exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) in value.

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