(1) A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the third degree when:
(a) Having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he has such right, he intentionally or wantonly defaces, destroys or damages any property; or

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 512.040

  • 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.
  • Property: includes cattle. See Kentucky Statutes 512.010

(b) He tampers with property so as knowingly to endanger the person or property of another.
(2) Criminal mischief in the third degree is a Class B misdemeanor.
Effective: June 19, 1976
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 183, sec. 4, effective June 19, 1976. — Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 108, effective January 1, 1975.