2022 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 7 - Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property
Article 2 - Criminal Trespass and Damage to Property
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 16-7-22. Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-7-22 (2022)
  1. A person commits the offense of criminal damage to property in the first degree when he:
    1. Knowingly and without authority interferes with any property in a manner so as to endanger human life; or
    2. Knowingly and without authority and by force or violence interferes with the operation of any system of public communication, public transportation, sewerage, drainage, water supply, gas, power, or other public utility service or with any constituent property thereof.
  2. A person convicted of the offense of criminal damage to property in the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

History. Code 1933, § 26-1501, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.

Law reviews.

For survey article on criminal law and procedure, see 34 Mercer L. Rev. 89 (1982).

For article, “Legal Remedies for Computer Abuse,” see 21 Ga. St. B.J. 100 (1985).

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