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011. COLORADO CRIMINAL CODE – OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY – ARSON

The Crime of Arson in Colorado

The Crime of First degree arson in Colorado

A person who by means of fire or explosives knowingly damages or destroys any building or occupied structure that is the property of another commits a class 3 felony. 18-4-102 (2)

The Crime of Second degree arson in Colorado

A person who, by means of fire or explosives, knowingly damages or destroys the property of another, other than a building or occupied structure, commits a class 2 misdemeanor if the damage caused is valued at less than $100. 18-4-103 (3)

Second degree arson is a class 4 felony if the damage caused is valued at $100 or more.18-4-103 (2)

The Crime of Third degree arson in Colorado

A person who, by means of fire or explosives, intentionally damages any property with the intent to defraud commits a class 4 felony.18-4-104 (2)

The Crime of Fourth degree arson in Colorado

A person who knowingly or recklessly starts or maintains a fire or causes an explosion on his or her or another’s property,and thereby places another in danger of bodily injury or death or places anybuilding or occupied structure of another in danger of damage, commits a class 3 misdemeanor when only property is endangered and the value of such property is less than $100.18-4-105 (4)

Fourth degree arson in Colorado  is a class 2 misdemeanor when only property is endangered and the value of the property is $100 or more. 18-4-105 (3)

Fourth degree arson is a class 4 felony if a person is endangered. 18-4-105 (2)

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