Arson

Manufacture and Possession of a Bomb — Louisiana

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

 

Manufacture and Possession of a Bomb — 14:54.3 La RS

It shall be unlawful for any person without proper license knowingly and intentionally to manufacture, possess, or have under his control any bomb.

A “bomb”, for the purposes of this Section, is defined as an explosive compound or mixture with a detonator or initiator, or both, but does not include small arms ammunition. The term “bomb”, as used herein, shall also include any of the materials listed in Subsection C present in an unassembled state but which could, when assembled, be ignited in the same manner as described below, when possessed with intent to manufacture or assemble a bomb.

As used herein the term “explosive” means gunpowders, powders used for blasting, all forms of high explosives, blasting materials, fuses (other than electric circuit breakers), detonators, and other detonating agents, smokeless powders, and any chemical compounds, mechanical mixture, or device that contains any oxidizing and combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportions, quantities, or packing that ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonation of the compound, mixture, or device or any part thereof may cause an explosion.

This Section shall not apply to fireworks possessed for celebratory purposes.

Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not more than $10,000 or be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 20 years, or both.

 

 

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Communicating of False Information of Planned Arson — Louisiana

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

 

Communicating of False Information of Planned Arson — 14:54.1

Communicating of false information of arson or attempted arson is the intentional impartation or conveyance, or causing the impartation or conveyance by the use of the mail, telephone, telegraph, word of mouth, or other means of communication, of any threat or false information knowing the same to be false, including bomb threats or threats involving fake explosive devices, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made, or to be made, to commit either aggravated or simple arson.

Whoever commits the crime of communicating of false information of arson or attempted arson shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 20 years.

 

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Arson with Intent to Defraud — Louisiana

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

  Arson with Intent to Defraud — La RS 14:53

Arson with intent to defraud is the setting fire to, or damaging by any explosive substance, any property, with intent to defraud.

Whoever commits the crime of arson with intent to defraud shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years, or both.


 

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Simple Arson — Louisiana

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 — 14:52

Simple arson is either of the following:

(1)  The intentional damaging by any explosive substance or the setting fire to any property of another, without the consent of the owner and except as provided in R.S. 14:51.

(2)  The starting of a fire or causing an explosion while the offender is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of another felony offense even though the offender does not have the intent to start a fire or cause an explosion.

Whoever commits the crime of simple arson, where the damage done amounts to $500.00 dollars or more, shall be fined not more than $15,000 and imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 2 years nor more than 15 years.  This is a Felony.

Where the damage is less than $500.00, the offender shall be fined not more than $2500.00 dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years, or both.  This is a Felony.

 

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Injury By Arson — Louisiana

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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

  Injury By Arson  –  La RS 14:51.1

Injury by arson is the intentional damaging by any explosive substance or the setting fire to any structure, watercraft, or other movable belonging to another if either of the following occurs:

(1)  Any person suffers great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement as a result of the fire or explosion.

(2)  A firefighter, law enforcement officer or first responder who is present at the scene and acting in the line of duty is injured as a result of the fire or explosion.

Whoever commits the crime of injury by arson shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 6 nor more than 20 years, and shall be fined not more than $25,000 dollars.  Two years of such imprisonment at hard labor shall be without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.  This is a Felony.

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Aggravated Arson — Louisiana

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Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans

 

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

 

Aggravated Arson — La RS 14:51

Aggravated arson is the intentional damaging by any explosive substance or the setting fire to any structure, watercraft, or movable whereby it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered.

Whoever commits the crime of aggravated arson shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 6 nor more than 20 years, and shall be fined not more than $25,000 dollars.  Two years of such imprisonment at hard labor shall be without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.  This is a Felony!

 

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Manufacture and Possession of Delayed Action Incendiary Devices — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Tangipahoa, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.

 

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Manufacture and Possession of Delayed Action Incendiary Devices — La RS 14:54.2

It shall be unlawful for any person, without proper license as required to knowingly and intentionally possess or have under his control any instrument, device, chemical or explosive substance which is arranged, manufactured, mixed, or so made up as to be a device or substance which, when exposed to heat, humidity, air, or foreign elements, will after prolongation of time burst into flame, ignite, cause to be ignited, or explode.

This section shall not apply to fireworks for general use.

Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not more than $10,000.00 or be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 20 years, or both.