Simple Arson — Louisiana

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Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans


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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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