Arson in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.51 – 14.54.1, these statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:
Definition of Arson
While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of Simple Arson a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant either intentionally damaged by any explosive substance or the setting fire to any property of another, without the consent of the owner OR the defendant started 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.
Possible Penalties for Arson
The possible penalties for Arson in Louisiana differ based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from fines of $2,500.00 to incarceration with hard labor for 20 (twenty) years.
Potential Defenses to Arson
A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of damage, mitigated damage by restitution, consent of the owner, or lack of intent.
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