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Chapter 569

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2005, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *569.080.  Until December 31, 2016 — Tampering in the first degree. — 1.  A person commits the crime of tampering in the first degree if:

  (1)  He or she for the purpose of causing a substantial interruption or impairment of a service rendered to the public by a utility or by an institution providing health or safety protection, damages or tampers with property or facilities of such a utility or institution, and thereby causes substantial interruption or impairment of service; or

  (2)  He or she knowingly receives, possesses, sells, alters, defaces, destroys or unlawfully operates an automobile, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat or other motor-propelled vehicle without the consent of the owner thereof.

  2.  Tampering in the first degree is a class C felony.

  3.  Upon a finding by the court that the probative value outweighs the prejudicial effect, evidence of the following is admissible in any criminal prosecution of a person under subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section to prove the requisite knowledge or belief:

  (1)  That he or she received, possessed, sold, altered, defaced, destroyed, or operated an automobile, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat, or other motor-propelled vehicle unlawfully on a separate occasion;

  (2)  That he or she acquired the automobile, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat, or other motor-propelled vehicle for a consideration which he or she knew was far below its reasonable value.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1454, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 353)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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