Burning Dwelling House Virginia Laws 18.2-77 Fairfax Richmond Virginia Loudoun Prince William

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Burning Dwelling House Virginia Laws 18.2-77

Burning Dwelling House Virginia Laws 18.2-77

VIRGINIA LAWYERS -BURNING OR DESTROYING DWELLING HOUSE STATUTE

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-77

§ 18.2-77. Burning or destroying dwelling house, etc

A. If any person maliciously (i) burns, or by use of any explosive device or substance destroys, in whole or in part, or causes to be burned or destroyed, or (ii) aids, counsels or procures the burning or destruction of any dwelling house or manufactured home whether belonging to himself or another, or any occupied hotel, hospital, mental health facility, or other house in which persons usually dwell or lodge, any occupied railroad car, boat, vessel, or river craft in which persons usually dwell or lodge, or any occupied jail or prison, or any occupied church or occupied building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church, he shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for life or for any period not less than five years and, subject to subdivision g of § 18.2-10, a fine of not more than $ 100,000. Any person who maliciously sets fire to anything, or aids, counsels or procures the setting fire to anything, by the burning whereof such occupied dwelling house, manufactured home, hotel, hospital, mental health facility or other house, or railroad car, boat, vessel, or river craft, jail or prison, church or building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church, is burned shall be guilty of a violation of this subsection.

B. Any such burning or destruction when the building or other place mentioned in subsection A is unoccupied, shall be punishable as a Class 4 felony.

C. For purposes of this section, “church” shall be defined as in § 18.2-127.

VIRGINIA LAWYERS -BURNING OR DESTROYING DWELLING HOUSE, ETC

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:
Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 AMunicipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Virginia Statute

Description

Penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-77 (A)

Burning or destroying dwelling house,

If any person maliciously

  1. Burns, or
  2. By use of any explosive device or
  3. Substance destroys, in whole or in part, or
  4. Causes to be burned or destroyed, or

Aids, counsels or procures the burning or destruction of

  1. Any dwelling house or
  2. Manufactured home whether belonging to himself or another, or
  3. Any occupied hotel, hospital, mental health facility, or
  4. Other house in which persons usually dwell or lodge,
  5. Any occupied railroad car, boat, vessel, or
  6. River craft in which persons usually dwell or lodge, or
  7. Any occupied jail or prison, or any occupied church or occupied building owned or
  8. Leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church,

Any person who maliciously

  1. Sets fire to anything, or
  2. Aids, counsels or procures the setting fire to anything, by the burning whereof such occupied dwelling house, manufactured home, hotel, hospital, mental health facility or other house, or
  3. Railroad car, boat, vessel, or
  4. River craft, jail or prison, church or building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church, is burned
Shall be guilty of afelony

  • punishable by imprisonment for life or
  • for any period not less than five years and, subject to subdivision g of § 18.2-10, a fine of not more than $ 100,000.

Shall be guilty of a violation of this subsection.

 

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-77 (B) Any such burning or destruction when the building or other place mentioned in subsection A is unoccupied, Shall be punishable as a Class 4 felony.
Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-77 (C) For purposes of this section, “church” shall be defined as in § 18.2-127.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Richmond Virginia Beach Loudoun Prince William Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Arson/Burning A Dwelling House Defense In Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:
Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,
Vienna, VA 22180
Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

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