When someone is charged with arson, it is a very serious situation. The charge of arson involves significant damage to property. It could also have caused people to be hurt or even killed. A person charged with this could be facing a felony charge.
Arson it the deliberate act of starting fires to property. In many cases, arson has caused damage to residential homes, commercial buildings as well as public property, national forests and more. It has the potential to cause catastrophic damage and loss of life. Those who are charged with arson could also be charged with the death of anyone who dies because of the fire they deliberately set.
In the state of New York, should someone deliberately damage the property of another individual by setting off an explosion or starting a fire without the property owner’s permission: it is arson in the Fifth Degree. This is a class A misdemeanor. If a person is given jail time they could be incarcerated for up to twelve months.
Should a person deliberately damage a building or motor vehicle by starting a fire or setting off an explosion; it is arson in the Fourth Degree. This is a class E felony. A person found guilty could be incarcerated for up to three years.