§52.1.  Simple arson of a religious building

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:52.1

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

A.  Simple arson of a religious building is the intentional damaging, by any explosive substance or by setting fire, of any church, synagogue, mosque, or other building, structure, or place primarily used for religious worship or other religious purpose.

B.  Whoever commits the crime of simple arson of a religious building shall be fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars and imprisoned at hard labor for not less than two nor more than fifteen years.  At least two years of the sentence of imprisonment shall be imposed without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Acts 1997, No. 404, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1362, §1.