Crime of Arson of an Occupied Structure

What is the crime of Arson of an occupied structure in Arizona a violation of A.R.S. 13-1704?

Arson of an occupied structure in Arizona occurs when a person knowingly and unlawfully causes damage to an occupied structure such as a house or business by fire or explosion.

Occupied structure can mean any object, building, vehicle, boat, plane, or place with sides and a floor, used for lodging, storage, recreation, business or transportation.

What are the Penalties to Arson of an occupied structure in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1704.

The penalty in Arizona for arson of an occupied structure or property is a class 2 felony.

Defenses to Arson of an occupied structure in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1704.

  • mistaken identity
  • insufficient evidence
  • the structure was not occupied.
  • alibi

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