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206.330 - Placing graffiti on or otherwise defacing property: Fines and penalties; parent or guardian responsible for fines and penalties if person violating section is under age of 18 years; suspensi

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206.330  Placing graffiti on or otherwise defacing property: Fines and penalties; parent or guardian responsible for fines and penalties if person violating section is under age of 18 years; suspension of driver’s license.       1.  Unless a greater criminal penalty is provided by a specific statute, a person who places graffiti on or otherwise defaces the public or private property, real or personal, of another, without the permission of the owner:       (a) Where the value of the loss is less than $250, is guilty of a misdemeanor.       (b) Where the value of the loss is $250 or more but less than $5,000, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.       (c) Where the value of the loss is $5,000 or more or where the damage results in the impairment of public communication, transportation or police and fire protection, is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. If the court grants probation to such a person, the court shall require as a condition of probation that the person serve at least 10 days in the county jail.       2.  If a person commits more than one offense pursuant to a scheme or continuing course of conduct, the value of all property damaged or destroyed by that person in the commission of those offenses must be aggregated for the purpose of determining the penalty prescribed in subsection 1, but only if the value of the loss when aggregated is $5,000 or more.       3.  A person who violates subsection 1 shall, in addition to any other fine or penalty imposed:       (a) For the first offense, pay a fine of not less than $400 but not more than $1,000 and perform 100 hours of community service.       (b) For the second offense, pay a fine of not less than $750 but not more than $1,000 and perform 200 hours of community service.       (c) For the third and each subsequent offense, pay a fine of $1,000 and perform 200 hours of community service. Ê The community service assigned pursuant to this subsection must, if possible, be related to the abatement of graffiti.       4.  The parent or legal guardian of a person under the age of 18 years who violates this section is liable for all fines and penalties imposed against the person. If the parent or legal guardian is unable to pay the fine and penalties resulting from a violation of this section because of financial hardship, the court may require the parent or legal guardian to perform community service.       5.  If a person who is 18 years of age or older is found guilty of violating this section, the court shall, in addition to any other penalty imposed, issue an order suspending the driver’s license of the person for not less than 6 months but not more than 2 years. The court shall require the person to surrender all driver’s licenses then held by the person. If the person does not possess a driver’s license, the court shall issue an order prohibiting the person from applying for a driver’s license for not less than 6 months but not more than 2 years. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the Department of Motor Vehicles any licenses together with a copy of the order.       6.  The Department of Motor Vehicles:       (a) Shall not treat a violation of this section in the manner statutorily required for a moving traffic violation.       (b) Shall report the suspension of a driver’s license pursuant to this section to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the person’s driving record. An insurance company shall not use any information obtained pursuant to this paragraph for purposes related to establishing premium rates or determining whether to underwrite the insurance.       7.  A criminal penalty imposed pursuant to this section is in addition to any civil penalty or other remedy available pursuant to another statute for the same conduct.       8.  As used in this section:       (a) “Impairment” means the disruption of ordinary and incidental services, the temporary loss of use or the removal of the property from service for repair of damage.       (b) “Value of the loss” means the cost of repairing, restoring or replacing the property, including, without limitation, the cost of any materials and labor necessary to repair, restore or replace the item.       (Added to NRS by 1995, 736; A 1997, 37; 2001, 2582; 2003, 1019; 2007, 2297)      
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  • 206.330  Placing graffiti on or otherwise defacing property: Fines and penalties; parent or guardian responsible for fines and penalties if person violating section is under age of 18 years; suspension of driver’s license.

          1.  Unless a greater criminal penalty is provided by a specific statute, a person who places graffiti on or otherwise defaces the public or private property, real or personal, of another, without the permission of the owner:

          (a) Where the value of the loss is less than $250, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

          (b) Where the value of the loss is $250 or more but less than $5,000, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

          (c) Where the value of the loss is $5,000 or more or where the damage results in the impairment of public communication, transportation or police and fire protection, is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. If the court grants probation to such a person, the court shall require as a condition of probation that the person serve at least 10 days in the county jail.

          2.  If a person commits more than one offense pursuant to a scheme or continuing course of conduct, the value of all property damaged or destroyed by that person in the commission of those offenses must be aggregated for the purpose of determining the penalty prescribed in subsection 1, but only if the value of the loss when aggregated is $5,000 or more.

          3.  A person who violates subsection 1 shall, in addition to any other fine or penalty imposed:

          (a) For the first offense, pay a fine of not less than $400 but not more than $1,000 and perform 100 hours of community service.

          (b) For the second offense, pay a fine of not less than $750 but not more than $1,000 and perform 200 hours of community service.

          (c) For the third and each subsequent offense, pay a fine of $1,000 and perform 200 hours of community service.

    Ê The community service assigned pursuant to this subsection must, if possible, be related to the abatement of graffiti.

          4.  The parent or legal guardian of a person under the age of 18 years who violates this section is liable for all fines and penalties imposed against the person. If the parent or legal guardian is unable to pay the fine and penalties resulting from a violation of this section because of financial hardship, the court may require the parent or legal guardian to perform community service.

          5.  If a person who is 18 years of age or older is found guilty of violating this section, the court shall, in addition to any other penalty imposed, issue an order suspending the driver’s license of the person for not less than 6 months but not more than 2 years. The court shall require the person to surrender all driver’s licenses then held by the person. If the person does not possess a driver’s license, the court shall issue an order prohibiting the person from applying for a driver’s license for not less than 6 months but not more than 2 years. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the Department of Motor Vehicles any licenses together with a copy of the order.

          6.  The Department of Motor Vehicles:

          (a) Shall not treat a violation of this section in the manner statutorily required for a moving traffic violation.

          (b) Shall report the suspension of a driver’s license pursuant to this section to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the person’s driving record. An insurance company shall not use any information obtained pursuant to this paragraph for purposes related to establishing premium rates or determining whether to underwrite the insurance.

          7.  A criminal penalty imposed pursuant to this section is in addition to any civil penalty or other remedy available pursuant to another statute for the same conduct.

          8.  As used in this section:

          (a) “Impairment” means the disruption of ordinary and incidental services, the temporary loss of use or the removal of the property from service for repair of damage.

          (b) “Value of the loss” means the cost of repairing, restoring or replacing the property, including, without limitation, the cost of any materials and labor necessary to repair, restore or replace the item.

          (Added to NRS by 1995, 736; A 1997, 37; 2001, 2582; 2003, 1019; 2007, 2297)

         

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