2006 Utah Code - 76-6-412 — Theft -- Classification of offenses -- Action for treble damages.

     76-6-412.   Theft -- Classification of offenses -- Action for treble damages.
     (1) Theft of property and services as provided in this chapter shall be punishable:
     (a) as a felony of the second degree if the:
     (i) value of the property or services is or exceeds $5,000;
     (ii) property stolen is a firearm or an operable motor vehicle;
     (iii) actor is armed with a dangerous weapon, as defined in Section 76-1-601, at the time of the theft; or
     (iv) property is stolen from the person of another;
     (b) as a felony of the third degree if:
     (i) the value of the property or services is or exceeds $1,000 but is less than $5,000;
     (ii) the actor has been twice before convicted of theft, any robbery, or any burglary with intent to commit theft; or
     (iii) in a case not amounting to a second-degree felony, the property taken is a stallion, mare, colt, gelding, cow, heifer, steer, ox, bull, calf, sheep, goat, mule, jack, jenny, swine, poultry, or a fur-bearing animal raised for commercial purposes;
     (c) as a class A misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is or exceeds $300 but is less than $1,000; or
     (d) as a class B misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is less than $300.
     (2) Any person who violates Subsection 76-6-408(1) or Section 76-6-413, or commits theft of property described in Subsection 76-6-412(1)(b)(iii), is civilly liable for three times the amount of actual damages, if any sustained by the plaintiff, and for costs of suit and reasonable attorneys' fees.

Amended by Chapter 289, 1997 General Session
Amended by Chapter 119, 1997 General Session

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