Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–936.01. Criminal penalties for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult or elderly person.

(a) Any person who commits the offense of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult or elderly person in violation of § 22-933.01 shall be subject to the following criminal penalties:

(1) When the value of the property or legal obligation is $1,000 or more, a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both.

(2) When the property or legal obligation has some value, a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or imprisonment for not more than 180 days, or both.

(3) In addition to the penalties set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection, a person shall make restitution, before the payment of any fines or civil penalties.

(b) A person convicted of a violation of § 22-933.01 who has 2 or more prior convictions for violating § 22-933.01, not committed on the same occasion, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both.


(June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-301, § 206a; as added Nov. 23, 2016, D.C. Law 21-166, § 3(h), 63 DCR 10733.)