708-823.5 Aggravated criminal property damage. (1) A person commits the offense of aggravated criminal property damage if the person by means other than fire:
(a) Intentionally damages the property of another without the other’s consent; and
(b) Has been convicted two or more times of an offense under section 708-822 or 708-823.
Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 708-823.5
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
(2) For purposes of this section, “convicted two or more times” means that, at the time of the instant offense, the person had previously entered a plea of guilty or no contest or a judge or jury had previously returned a verdict of guilty against the person for two or more offenses committed on separate occasions.
(3) Aggravated criminal property damage is a misdemeanor.