Is Malicious Burning DifferenT Than Arson In Maryland?

The crime of arson encompasses the burning of dwelling and structures. Criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore have successfully argued that a different crime is involved when the burned item is personalty.

Maryland law prohibits the willful burning of the personal property of another.

Is Malicious Burning DifferenT Than Arson In Maryland? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - maryland_car_accident_insurance__lawyer_and_attorney_viii(1)If the property is valued at more than 1,000 the crime is in the first degree, and in the second degree if the value of the property is less. First degree malicious burning is punishable by up to 5 years, whereas second degree is punishable by 18 months or less. 


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