§51.  Aggravated arson

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:51

  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

A.  Aggravated arson is the intentional damaging by any explosive substance or the setting fire to any structure, watercraft, or movable whereby it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered.

B.  Whoever commits the crime of aggravated arson shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than six nor more than twenty years, and shall be fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars.  Two years of such imprisonment at hard labor shall be without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Amended by Acts 1964, No. 117, §1; Acts 1977, No. 53, §1; Acts 1981, No. 297, §1; Acts 2014, No. 791, §7.