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Defacing property 18-4-509 (2) (a)

Defacing property 18-4-509 (2) (a)

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Defacing property 18-4-509 (2) (a)


A person who destroys, defaces, removes, or damages any historical monument commits the crime of defacing property. The crime of defacing property also occurs when a person defaces, causes, aides, or permits the defacing of public or private property without consent by use of paint, spray paint, ink, or other method that otherwise mars the surface of the property. Finally, a person who defaces or damages a public or private cave commits the crime of defacing property.


A  second or  subsequent conviction for  defacing property is  a  class  1 misdemeanor.