2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 1 - Arson and Burning
Section 6-102 - Arson in the first degree.

§ 6-102. Arson in the first degree.

(a)  Prohibited.- A person may not willfully and maliciously set fire to or burn: 

(1) a dwelling; or 

(2) a structure in or on which an individual who is not a participant is present. 

(b)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of arson in the first degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 30 years or a fine not exceeding $50,000 or both. 

(c)  Prohibited defense.- It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the person owns the property. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 5(d), 6; 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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