716.5  Criminal mischief in the third degree.

Criminal mischief is criminal mischief in the third degree if the cost of replacing, repairing, or restoring the property so damaged, defaced, altered, or destroyed exceeds five hundred dollars, but does not exceed one thousand dollars, or if the property is a deed, will, commercial paper or any civil or criminal process or other instrument having legal effect, or if the act consists of rendering substantially less effective than before any light, signal, obstruction, barricade, or guard which has been placed or erected for the purpose of enclosing any unsafe or dangerous place or of alerting persons to an unsafe or dangerous condition. Criminal mischief in the third degree is an aggravated misdemeanor.

A person commits criminal mischief in the third degree who does either of the following:

1.  Intentionally disinters human remains from a burial site without lawful authority.

2.  Intentionally disinters human remains that have state and national significance from an historical or scientific standpoint for the inspiration and benefit of the United States without the permission of the state archaeologist.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 2638, 2714, 2746; R60, § 4265, 4356, 4396; C73, § 3929, 4017, 4075; C97, § 4865, 4945, 5043; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 13050, 13100, 13148; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 713.5, 714.21, 718.10; C79, 81, § 716.5]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 99, § 1; 92 Acts, ch 1060, § 10

Internal References

  Referred to in § 716.6A

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