Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing with Graffiti — Louisiana

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Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing with Graffiti — 14:56.5

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally deface with graffiti any historic building or landmark, whether publicly or privately owned, without the consent of the owner.

Whoever commits the crime of criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with graffiti shall be fined up to $1,000.00 and may be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 2 years.

The court shall also order the offender to perform the following hours of community service as follows:

For a first conviction, not to exceed 32 hours over a period not to exceed 180 days.

For a second or subsequent conviction, 64 hours over a period not to exceed  180 days.

The fine and community service imposed by the provisions of this Section shall not be suspended.

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