Property damage in Italy

Criminal damage in the Italian Penal Code

Property damage in Italy









Pursuant to Article 635 of the Italian Penal Code, the person who destroys, damages or makes useless movable or immovable property of another person, shall be punished, on compliant by the injured party, with imprisonment up to one year or a fine of up to € 309.

The penalty shall be imprisonment from six months to three years and doesn't need any compliant by the injured party, if the offense is committed:

1) with personal violence or threat;

2) by employers or by workers during a strike;

3) on public, religious, historical or artistic buildings and things;

4) on works for irrigation;

5) on vine plants, trees, woods and forests;

6) on sports facilities in order to impede or interrupt sporting events. 

Please see also:

What to do if you are arrested in Italy

Production, trafficking and illegal possession of drugs or psychotropic substances in Italy

The crime of affray in the Italian Criminal Code

English speaking lawyers in Italy

Strasbourg Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons. It's application in Italy

International Criminal Lawyers in Italy

Italian lawyers for U.S. citizens in Italy

For more information, please contact Lawyers in Rome