Destruction of Property
What is the definition of destruction of property?
In Iowa, intentionally destroying, damaging or defacing the property of another is know as criminal mischief.
What are the consequences of being accused of destruction of property?
Criminal mischief is a crime and the penalty depends on the dollar amount of the damage that is done to the property. If the damage is less than $300, it is a simple misdemeanor. If the damage is over $1500 in value, the crime becomes a felony and can result in prison.
What are the University’s consequences for destruction of property?
Students who violate the code of conduct with respect to destroying property can face sanctions including fines, non-academic probation, up to expulsion from the University. Students accused of violations will receive notice of the violation that includes instructions for how to contest the violation.