Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Street Smarts- Criminal Law 1.01 – What is Arson?

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CRIMES

50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

ARSON

Arson is the damage of property by fire or explosion.  For it to be a crime the state has to prove:

  1. There was damage to a structure or dwelling, caused by fire or explosion.
  2. The damage was done willfully, or during the commission of another felony.