N.J.S.A. 2C:20-2.3 – Theft From Grave Sites, Certain; Penalty

2C:20-2.3 Theft From Grave Sites, Certain; Penalty

1. a. A person is guilty of theft if he unlawfully removes a headstone, headstone marker, flag or flag holder from a grave site or exercises control over a headstone, headstone marker, flag or flag holder without license or privilege to do so under circumstances which would cause a reasonable person to believe that the object was unlawfully removed. For purposes of this section, “flag” includes, but is not limited to, the American flag.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:43-3 and in addition to any other fine or penalty imposed, a person who commits theft in violation of subsection a. of this section shall be liable to a fine of up to $1,000 for each headstone, headstone marker, flag or flag holder that the person removed or over which the person exercised control.

c. In addition to imposing any other appropriate penalties established for a crime pursuant to Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes, the court shall impose a term of community service of up to 30 days.

L.2007, c.321, s.1.

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