Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 569
Robbery, Arson, Burglary and Related Offenses
Section 569.097

August 28, 2013


Tampering with computer equipment, penalties.

569.097. 1. A person commits the crime of tampering with computer equipment if he knowingly and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to believe that he has such authorization:

(1) Modifies, destroys, damages, or takes equipment or data storage devices used or intended to be used in a computer, computer system, or computer network; or

(2) Modifies, destroys, damages, or takes any computer, computer system, or computer network.

2. Tampering with computer equipment is a class A misdemeanor, unless:

(1) The offense is committed for the purpose of executing any scheme or artifice to defraud or obtain any property, the value of which is five hundred dollars or more, in which case it is a class D felony; or

(2) The damage to such computer equipment or to the computer, computer system, or computer network is five hundred dollars or more but less than one thousand dollars, in which case it is a class D felony; or

(3) The damage to such computer equipment or to the computer, computer system, or computer network is one thousand dollars or greater, in which case it is a class C felony.

(L. 1982 H.B. 1454, et al. 3, A.L. 1987 H.B. 208, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1888)

CROSS REFERENCES:

Civil action for tampering with computer equipment, expenses and attorney fees, 537.525

Definitions for criminal statutes for computer crimes unless context requires a different definition, 556.063


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