Sec. 4. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally mutilates, defaces, burns, or tramples any United States flag, standard, or ensign commits flag desecration, a Class A misdemeanor.

     (b) This section does not apply to a person who disposes of a flag in accordance with 4 U.S.C. 8(k).

As added by Acts 1977, P.L.26, SEC.22. Amended by P.L.163-1990, SEC.1; P.L.7-2015, SEC.56.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-45-1-4

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5