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21-4111. Criminal desecration.

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21-4111Chapter 21.--CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT Article 41.--CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC PEACE21-4111. Criminal desecration.(a) Criminal desecration is: (1) Obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized control of adead bodyor remains of any human being or the coffin, urn or other article containing adead body or remains of any human being; (2) by means other than by fire or explosive: (A) Damaging, defacing ordestroying the flag, ensign or other symbol ofthe United States or this state in which another has a property interestwithout the consent of such other person; (B) damaging, defacing or destroying any public monument orstructure; (C) damaging, defacing or destroying any tomb, monument,memorial, marker,grave, vault, crypt gate, tree, shrub, plant or any other property in acemetery; or (D) damaging, defacing or destroying any place of worship. (b) (1) Criminal desecration as described in subsections (a)(2)(B),(a)(2)(C) and (a)(2)(D) is: (A) A severity level 7, nonperson felony if the property is damagedto the extent of $25,000 or more; (B) a severity level 9, nonperson felony if the property is damagedto the extent of at least $1,000 butless than $25,000; and (C) a class A nonperson misdemeanor ifthe property is damaged to theextent of less than $1,000. (2) Criminal desecration as described in subsections (a)(1)and (a)(2)(A) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor. History: L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-4111; L. 1971, ch. 109, § 2;L. 1992, ch. 298, § 66;L. 1993, ch. 291, § 144;L. 1994, ch. 291, § 39;L. 2006, ch. 194, § 25; May 25.
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  • 21-4111

    Chapter 21.--CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
    PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT
    Article 41.--CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC PEACE

          21-4111.   Criminal desecration.(a) Criminal desecration is:

          (1)   Obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized control of adead bodyor remains of any human being or the coffin, urn or other article containing adead body or remains of any human being;

          (2)   by means other than by fire or explosive:

          (A)   Damaging, defacing ordestroying the flag, ensign or other symbol ofthe United States or this state in which another has a property interestwithout the consent of such other person;

          (B)   damaging, defacing or destroying any public monument orstructure;

          (C)   damaging, defacing or destroying any tomb, monument,memorial, marker,grave, vault, crypt gate, tree, shrub, plant or any other property in acemetery; or

          (D)   damaging, defacing or destroying any place of worship.

          (b) (1)   Criminal desecration as described in subsections (a)(2)(B),(a)(2)(C) and (a)(2)(D) is:

          (A)   A severity level 7, nonperson felony if the property is damagedto the extent of $25,000 or more;

          (B)   a severity level 9, nonperson felony if the property is damagedto the extent of at least $1,000 butless than $25,000; and

          (C)   a class A nonperson misdemeanor ifthe property is damaged to theextent of less than $1,000.

          (2)   Criminal desecration as described in subsections (a)(1)and (a)(2)(A) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

          History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-4111; L. 1971, ch. 109, § 2;L. 1992, ch. 298, § 66;L. 1993, ch. 291, § 144;L. 1994, ch. 291, § 39;L. 2006, ch. 194, § 25; May 25.

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