KNOW YOUR LAWS: Arson

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Arson

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  1. Arson by fire of building, mine or adjacent thing or of thing near a vessel

A person who intentionally or recklessly sets on fire or causes to be set on fire any building, whether the building is completed or in an unfinished state, or any mine, or anything in or near to any such building, or mine, or anything in or near to any vessel, with intent to destroy or materially damage such or any other building, mine, or vessel, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 20 years.

  1. Arson by fire of dwelling or vessel

A person who intentionally or recklessly sets on fire or causes to be set on fire any dwelling-house or vessel is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 15 years.

  1. Arson by fire of crop, forest or plantation

A person, who intentionally or recklessly sets on fire or causes to be set on fire any crop, or any forest or plantation of trees, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years, or on summary conviction to imprisonment for 2 years.

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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