2009 Vermont Code
Title 13 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure
Chapter 81 - TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY (Contains: §§ 3701 – 3834)
§ 3701 -   Unlawful mischief

§ 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 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.)


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