Sixth-Degree Arson

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Under Rhode Island criminal law, Sixth-Degree Arson may be found under Rhode Island General Laws, Section 11-4-7. This offense penalizes the conduct of knowingly and intentionally causing, procuring, aiding or counseling the destruction of woodlands by fire which shall run and spread at large.

Legal Elements of Sixth-Degree Arson

In order to be convicted of Sixth-Degree Arson under Rhode Island criminal law, there must exist strong evidence of the following legal elements:

  1. that the defendant caused, procured, aided or counseled the damage or destruction of any woodlands
  2. that the defendant did so by means of fire
  3. the defendant did so knowingly and intentionally
  4. the fire did run and spread at large

Potential Punishment if Convicted of Sixth-Degree Arson in Rhode Island

Under Rhode Island criminal law, a conviction for Sixth-Degree Arson is a felony and the defendant shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two (2) years. This penalty may be found at Rhode Island General Laws, Section 11-4-7.


If you have been charged with Sixth-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.