Arson Attorney in Los Angeles

California Penal Code 451 PC

Arson is a criminal offense that occurs when an individual "willfully and maliciously" sets fire to certain types of property or land. Arson charges may also be brought against anyone who causes such property or land to burn or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning. Under California Penal Code § 451, a person may face arson charges if they intentionally set fire to the following:

  • Any structure (including buildings and homes)
  • Forest land
  • Any property not belonging to the person setting the fire

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