2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 53a-117. Criminal mischief in the third degree: Class B misdemeanor.

Sec. 53a-117. Criminal mischief in the third degree: Class B misdemeanor. (a) A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the third degree when, having no reasonable ground to believe that he has a right to do so, he: (1) Intentionally or recklessly (A) damages tangible property of another, or (B) tampers with tangible property of another and thereby causes such property to be placed in danger of damage; or (2) damages tangible property of another by negligence involving the use of any potentially harmful or destructive force or substance, such as, but not limited to, fire, explosives, flood, avalanche, collapse of building, poison gas or radioactive material.

(b) Criminal mischief in the third degree is a class B misdemeanor.

(1969, P.A. 828, S. 119; 1971, P.A. 871, S. 22.)

History: 1971 act specified that use of harmful or destructive force or substance is "not limited to" fire, explosives, etc. in Subsec. (a)(2).

Cited. 184 C. 157, 158. Cited. 190 C. 428, 429. Cited. 194 C. 347, 350. Cited. 229 C. 285, 287.

Cited. 1 CA 647, 651. Cited. 6 CA 334, 335. Cited. 9 CA 59, 60, 70. Cited. 13 CA 214, 215. Cited. 14 CA 526, 527. Cited. Id., 804. Cited. 18 CA 303, 306. Cited. 29 CA 801, 803; judgment reversed, see 229 C. 285 et seq. Cited. 36 CA 364, 373.

Cited. 35 CS 587, 588, 595, 596; Id., 675, 677. Cited. 36 CS 89. Cited. 37 CS 755, 756. Cited. 38 CS 665, 666. Cited. 194 C. 347, 350.

Subsec. (a):

Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 221 C. 788, 790. Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 227 C. 153, 155. Subdiv. (2) cited. 236 C. 31, 53.

Subdiv. (1)(B) cited. 39 CS 504, 508. Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 1 CA 647, 652. Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 7 CA 75, 76. Subdiv. (1) cited. 17 CA 326, 327. Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 24 CA 473, 474; judgment reversed in part, see 221 C. 788 et seq. Cited. 29 CA 801, 803, 812; judgment reversed, see 229 C. 285 et seq. Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 37 CA 733, 735. Subdiv. (1)(A) cited. 38 CA 225, 226.

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