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Breaking Down Ohio’s Arson Laws

What do you think of when you hear about arson?

If you’re thinking about someone deliberately setting a fire, you’re right on point, but there are more specific details to this criminal action.

In the Ohio Statute of Limitations, a perpetrator can face 6 or 20 years in prison for committing arson, depending on the facts of the case.

Ohio’s Arson Punishments

The charge you face depends on the property in question. The potential sentence ranges from:

Crime Punishment
1st degree misdemeanor Up to 6 months in jail and fines up to $1,000
3rd degree felony 1-5 years in prison and fines up to $10,000

  Ref: ORC 2909.03

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