The crime of arson carries severe penalties in the State of New Hampshire. A person is guilty of Arson if that person knowingly starts a fire or causes an explosion that unlawfully damages the property of another.
Depending what property is damaged or destroyed, the penalties can range from a year in jail to up to fifteen years in the New Hampshire State Prison.
If there is an injury or death that results from the fire or explosion, serious assault or even homicide charges can result.
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