TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-4
Arson and Fires

SECTION 11-4-3


§ 11-4-3 Arson – Second degree.

Any person who knowingly causes, aids, procures or counsels by means of fire or explosion the damage or destruction of any unoccupied building, structure or facility the property of that person or another shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than two (2) years nor more than twenty (20) years, or shall be fined not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or both; provided, that if death occurs to a person as a direct result of the fire or explosion or to a person who is directly involved in fighting the fire or explosion, imprisonment shall be for not less than twenty (20) years.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 279, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 345, § 2; P.L. 1917, ch. 1473, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 397, § 2; P.L. 1927, ch. 1043, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 608, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 11-4-3; P.L. 1980, ch. 247, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 185, § 1.)