New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 145.05 Criminal mischief in the third degree




A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the third degree when, with intent to damage property of another person, and having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such right, he or she:

1. damages the motor vehicle of another person, by breaking into such vehicle when it is locked with the intent of stealing property, and within the previous ten year period, has been convicted three or more times, in separate criminal transactions for which sentence was imposed on separate occasions, of criminal mischief in the fourth degree as defined in section 145.00 , criminal mischief in the third degree as defined in this section, criminal mischief in the second degree as defined in section 145.10 , or criminal mischief in the first degree as defined in section 145.12 of this article;  or

2. damages property of another person in an amount exceeding two hundred fifty dollars.

Criminal mischief in the third degree is a class E felony.





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