321.260  Interference with devices, signs, or signals--unlawful possession.

1. a.  A person who willfully and intentionally, without lawful authority, attempts to or in fact alters, defaces, injures, knocks down, or removes an official traffic-control device, an authorized warning sign or signal or barricade, whether temporary or permanent, a railroad sign or signal, an inscription, shield or insignia on any of such devices, signs, signals, or barricades, or any other part thereof, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a serious misdemeanor and shall be required to make restitution to the affected jurisdiction.

b.  A person who is convicted under paragraph "a" of an act relating to a stop sign or a yield sign may be required to complete community service in addition to making restitution to the affected jurisdiction.

2.  It shall be unlawful for any person to have in the person's possession any official traffic-control device except by legal right or authority. Any person convicted of unauthorized possession of any official traffic-control device shall upon conviction be guilty of a serious misdemeanor.

Section History: Early form

  [C39, § 5019.09; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.260]

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1064, §1; 91 Acts, ch 131, §1


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