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Criminal Damage in United Kingdom

Definition of Criminal Damage

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Criminal Damage : The offence of intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging any property belonging to another without a lawful excuse. It is punishable by up to ten years’ imprisonment. There is also an aggravated offence, punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. of damaging property (even one’s own) in such a way as to endanger someone’s life, either intentionally or recklessly. Related offences are those of threatening to destroy or damage property and of possessing anything with the intention of destroying or damaging property with it.

See also arson.

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  • Article Name: Criminal Damage
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Criminal Damage In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Criminal Damage : [...]

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