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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 081 : TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY

Subchapter 001 : INJURIES TO BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPURTENANCES

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 3701)
  • § 3701. Unlawful mischief

    (a) A person who, with intent to damage property, and having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, does any damage to any property which is valued in an amount exceeding $1,000.00 shall be imprisoned for not more than five years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both.

    (b) A person who, with intent to damage property, and having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, does any damage to any property which is valued in an amount exceeding $250.00 shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (c) A person who, having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, intentionally does any damage to property of any value not exceeding $250.00 shall be imprisoned for not more than six months or fined not more than $500.00, or both.

    (d) A person who, with intent to damage property, and having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, does any damage to any property by means of an explosive shall be imprisoned for not more than five years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both.

    (e) For the purposes of this section "property" means real or personal property.

    (f) A person who suffers damages as a result of a violation of this section may recover those damages together with reasonable attorney's fees in a civil action under this section. (Amended 1971, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. April 5, 1972.)