Simple Arson of a Religious Building — Louisiana

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Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

 

Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans

 

Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.

 

LOUISIANA PROPERTY CRIMES, VIOLENCE TO BUILDINGS AND OTHER PROPERTY, ARSON AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES

 

  Simple Arson of a Religious Building — La RS 14:52.1

A.  Simple arson of a religious building is the intentional damaging, by any explosive substance or by setting fire, of any church, synagogue, mosque, or other building, structure, or place primarily used for religious worship or other religious purpose.

B.  Whoever commits the crime of simple arson of a religious building shall be fined not more than $15,000 and imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 2 nor more than 15years.  At least 2 years of the sentence of imprisonment shall be imposed without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.  This is a felony.


 

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