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Legal Information: Alaska

Statutes: Alaska

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Updated: 
December 18, 2019

Sec. 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.