California Penal Code Section 591

Damage phone/cable/ or TV line

Damaging a phone, cable, or TV line is a misdemeanor offense that often occurs during domestic disputes.

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California Penal Code Section 591

"A person who unlawfully and maliciously takes down, removes, injures, or obstructs any line of telegraph, telephone, or cable television, or any other line used to conduct electricity, or any part thereof, or appurtenances or apparatus connected therewith, or severs any wire thereof, or makes any unauthorized connection with any line, other than a telegraph, telephone, or cable television line, used to conduct electricity, or any part thereof, or appurtenances or apparatus connected therewith, is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year."