§ 11-4-2 Arson – First degree
§ 11-4-2.1 Arson – Custody
§ 11-4-3 Arson – Second degree
§ 11-4-4 Arson – Third degree
§ 11-4-5 Arson – Fourth degree
§ 11-4-6 Arson – Fifth degree
§ 11-4-7 Arson – Sixth degree
§ 11-4-8 Arson – Seventh degree
§ 11-4-10 Interference with fire alarm apparatus – Penalty

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 11-4 - Arson and Fires

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.