What is arson?

Arson is defined as the intentional burning of another person's home or property. In the United States, first and second-degree arson usually constitutes a felony, while third-degree arson and destruction of property are often categorized as misdemeanors. Arson penalties can range from probation and mental health counseling to years of imprisonment. Learn more in our legal guide below.

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UPDATED: Jul 16, 2021

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