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Legal Statutes: Alaska

UPDATED September 14, 2017

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Article 4. Arson, Criminal Mischief, and Related Offenses

back to topSec. 11.46.410. Arson in the second degree

(a) A person commits the crime of arson in the second degree if the person knowingly damages a building by starting a fire or causing an explosion.

(b) In a prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense

(1) that no person other than the defendant had a possessory, proprietary, or security interest in the building or that all persons having such an interest consented to the defendant's conduct; and

(2) that the sole intent of the defendant was to damage or destroy the building for a lawful purpose.

(c) Arson in the second degree is a class B felony.
SLA 1978, ch. 166, § 4. Amended by SLA 2008, ch. 75, § 14, eff. July 1, 2008.