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§ 6-102. Arson in the first degree

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Crimes Against Property
Subtitle 1. Arson and Burning
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-102
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 6
§ 6-102. Arson in the first degree
(a) A person may not willfully and maliciously set fire to or burn:
(1) a dwelling; or
(2) a structure in or on which an individual who is not a participant is present.
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of arson in the first degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 30 years or a fine not exceeding $50,000 or both.
Prohibited defense
(c) It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the person owns the property.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 6.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-102, MD CRIM LAW § 6-102
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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