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
§ 16-7-23. Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-7-23 (2022)
  1. A person commits the offense of criminal damage to property in the second degree when he:
    1. Intentionally damages any property of another person without his consent and the damage thereto exceeds $500.00; or
    2. Recklessly or intentionally, by means of fire or explosive, damages property of another person.
  2. A person convicted of the offense of criminal damage to property in the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

History. Code 1933, § 26-1502, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1; Ga. L. 1985, p. 484, § 2; Ga. L. 1985, p. 1491, § 2; Ga. L. 2008, p. 444, § 2/SB 400.

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For article surveying legislative and judicial developments in Georgia local government law for 1978-79, see 31 Mercer L. Rev. 155 (1979).

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