What is the crime of Arson of a structure or property in Arizona a violation of A.R.S. 13-1703?
Arson of a building or property requires the knowing, rather than reckless, damage to a building or property by fire or explosion.
Penalties for Arson of a structure or property in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1703.
- This is a class four felony if the property was worth more than one thousand dollars.
- Property worth one hundred dollars to one thousand dollars is a class five felony
- Damage less than one hundred dollars is a class one misdemeanor.
Defenses Arson of a structure or property in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1703.
Some defenses that may be raised for a charge of arson of a structure or property in Arizona include:
- Mistaken identity
- No criminal intent
- Insufficient evidence
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