TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-4
Arson and Fires

SECTION 11-4-4


§ 11-4-4 Arson – Third degree.

Any person who knowingly causes, procures, aids or counsels or creates by means of fire or explosion the damage or destruction of any property of that person or another with the purpose to defraud an insurer 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 five thousand dollars ($5,000), 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, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 345, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 397, § 4; G.L., ch. 397, § 3; P.L. 1927, ch. 1043, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 608, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 11-4-5; P.L. 1980, ch. 247, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 185, § 1.)