Arson is the criminal act of maliciously and willfully charring or burning a structure or property. In general, to be charged with arson a person has to have either the intent or recklessness to set fire to a structure or property. They also have to cause some type of property damage to the property or structure. Nevada has four degrees of arson depending on the facts surrounding the burning or charring of property.
First degree arson is the malicious and willful burning or setting fire to:
To set fire to a structure, building, or property in Nevada means to cause property to do the following:
A person can be arrested for arson in the first degree even if they are merely an accomplice in the arson crime. They may have aided, financed, or counseled another in the burning of a structure, property, or personal property.
First degree arson is a category B felony, which is punishable by:
Yes. Discuss your arson in the first degree charge with a Nevada criminal attorney. Your attorney will work to get your charge reduced or dismissed. Your attorney will also work on all possible defenses pertinent to your case.
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