2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 25 - Offenses Affecting Railroads, Public Utilities and Carriers.
97-25-5 - Railroads; destroying crossing-sign, gate or warning-signals.
§ 97-25-5. Railroads; destroying crossing-sign, gate or warning-signals.
If any person shall willfully obliterate, injure or destroy any railroad-gate, warning-signals, cattle-gap or any board or sign erected or maintained by a railroad company in pursuance of law, he shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding three (3) months, or both. In addition, any person who is convicted for a violation of this section shall be ordered by the court to make restitution to the owners or operators of the railroad line or property in an amount determined by the court to compensate for all damages caused by such person and all costs related to cleanup necessitated as a result of such person's unlawful conduct.
Sources: Codes, 1857, ch. 35, art. 39; 1871, § 2425; 1880, § 1051; 1892, § 1268; 1906, § 1343; Hemingway's 1917, § 1077; 1930, § 1107; 1942, § 2343; Laws, 1981, ch. 541, § 4; Laws, 2007, ch. 572, § 4, eff from and after July 1, 2007.
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