California Penal Code 451:: Arson Criminal Defense Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been charged with California Penal Code 451, which is commonly referred to as Arson? A California arson conviction can carry serious consequences, which could result in any of the following;
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- State Prison
- Jail Term
- Felony Conviction
- Misdemeanor Conviction
- Probation or Parole
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California Penal Code 451:: Arson:: California Arson Criminal Defense Attorney & Lawyer
California Penal Code 451
A person is guilty of arson when he or she willfully and
maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids,
counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest land, or
(a) Arson that causes great bodily injury is a felony punishable
by imprisonment in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years.
(b) Arson that causes an inhabited structure or inhabited property
to burn is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison
for three, five, or eight years.
(c) Arson of a structure or forest land is a felony punishable by
imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or six years.
(d) Arson of property is a felony punishable by imprisonment in
the state prison for 16 months, two, or three years. For purposes of
this paragraph, arson of property does not include one burning or
causing to be burned his or her own personal property unless there is
an intent to defraud or there is injury to another person or another
person's structure, forest land, or property.
(e) In the case of any person convicted of violating this section
while confined in a state prison, prison road camp, prison forestry
camp, or other prison camp or prison farm, or while confined in a
county jail while serving a term of imprisonment for a felony or
misdemeanor conviction, any sentence imposed shall be consecutive to
the sentence for which the person was then confined.