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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

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Indiana Code 35-43-1-2 Criminal Mischief

A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally damages or defaces property of another person without the other person's consent commits criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.

 

However, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if the pecuniary loss is at least seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) but less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). The offense is a Level 6 felony if the pecuniary loss is at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000); the damage causes a substantial interruption or impairment of utility service rendered to the public; the damage is to a public record; or the damage is to a law enforcement animal (as defined in IC 35-46-3-4.5).