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§ 6-103. Arson in the second 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, § 6-103
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 7
§ 6-103. Arson in the second degree
(a) A person may not willfully and maliciously set fire to or burn a structure that belongs to the person or to another.
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of arson in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $30,000 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, § 7.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-103, MD CRIM LAW § 6-103
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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