1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title I: Offenses Involving Damage To and Intrusion Upon Property
  6. Article 145: Criminal Mischief and Related Offenses


Section 145.26 Aggravated cemetery desecration in the second degree

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of aggravated cemetery desecration in the second degree when, having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such right, he or she opens a casket, crypt, or similar vessel containing a human body or human remains which has been buried or otherwise interred in a cemetery and unlawfully removes therefrom a body, bodily part, any human remains or any object contained in such casket, crypt or similar vessel for the purpose of obtaining unlawful possession of such body, bodily part, human remains or object for such person or a third person.

  Aggravated cemetery desecration in the second degree is a class E felony.