711-1107  Desecration.  (1)  A person commits the offense of desecration if the person intentionally desecrates:

     (a)  Any public monument or structure;

     (b)  A place of worship or burial; or

     (c)  In a public place the national flag or any other object of veneration by a substantial segment of the public.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 711-1107

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.

     (2)  “Desecrate” means defacing, damaging, polluting, or otherwise physically mistreating in a way that the defendant knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the defendant’s action.

     (3)  Any person convicted of committing the offense of desecration shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than one year, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.