Criminal Damage to Coin Operated Devices — Louisiana

During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute. Commencing August 1, 2017, the following crime no longer exists. This offense is now prosecuted under La R.S. 14:67 – Theft.

Criminal Damage to Property 

Criminal Damage to Coin Operated Devices — La. R.S. 14:56.1

Criminal damage to a coin-operated device is the intentional damaging of any coin-operated device belonging to another.

Coin-operated device means any parking meter, pay telephone, vending machine, money-changing machine, or any other coin activated device designed to accept money for a privilege, service, or product.

For purposes of this Section, the value of damages shall be determined by the actual cost of repair, or replacement if necessary.

Whoever commits the crime of criminal damage to a coin-operated device, when the damage done amounts to $100.00 dollars or more, shall be fined not more than $2,000 thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both.

Whoever commits the crime of criminal damage to a coin-operated device, when the damage amounts to a value of less than $100.00 dollars shall be fined not more than $500 hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

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