(1) A person is guilty of unlawful acts relating to acquiring metals when the person intentionally and without permission cuts, mutilates, defaces, or otherwise injures any personal or real property of another, including any fixtures or improvements, for the purpose of obtaining any restricted metal, nonferrous metal, or ferrous metal as defined in KRS 433.900, in any amount.
(2) Unlawful acts relating to acquiring metals is:

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 512.090

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(a) A Class B misdemeanor with a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or imprisonment in the county jail for less than ninety (90) days, or both, if the direct injury to the property, the amount of loss in value to the property, the amount of repairs necessary to return the property to its condition before the act, or the property loss, including fixtures or improvements, is less than three thousand dollars ($3,000); or
(b) A Class D felony with a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or double his or her gain from commission of the offense, whichever is the greater, or imprisonment for not less than one (1) year but not more than five (5) years, or both, if the direct injury to the property, the amount of loss in value to the property, the amount of repairs necessary to return the property to its condition before the act, or the property loss, including fixtures or improvements, is three thousand dollars ($3,000) or more.
Effective: July 12, 2012
History: Created 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 5, effective July 12, 2012.