Under Rhode Island criminal law, Seventh-Degree Arson may be found under Rhode Island General Laws, Section 11-4-8. This offense penalizes the conduct of knowingly and intentionally having a bonfire in any public street, road, square, land or rotary without permission.
Legal Elements of Seventh-Degree Arson
In order to be convicted of Seventh-Degree Arson under Rhode Island criminal law, there must exist strong evidence of the following legal elements:
- that the defendant made a bonfire in any public street, road, square, land or rotary
- the defendant did so knowingly and intentionally
- that the defendant did so without special permission from the local governing body
Potential Punishment if Convicted of Seventh-Degree Arson in Rhode Island
Under Rhode Island law, a conviction for Seventh-Degree Arson is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100). This penalty may be found at Rhode Island General Laws, Section 11-4-8.
If you have been charged with Seventh-Degree Arson and need representation, contact the Rhode Island Arson Lawyers of the Law Office of John L. Calcagni III by email or call today at (401) 351-5100 to schedule a free consultation.