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Arson Threats Charges in Iowa

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The crime of Threats involving arson in Iowa is defined by Iowa Code Section 712.8 as follows:


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Any person who threatens to place or attempts to place any incendiary or explosive device or material, or any destructive substance or device in any place where it will endanger persons or property, commits a class “D” felony.

Making such a threat regarding Arson in Iowa is a Class D felony, which carries a prison term of 5 years.  Situations where a person’s school is involved will often result in significant academic consequences, in addition to the criminal charges.

A person who is accused of threats regarding arson in Iowa is well advised to seek an attorney, as it is important to properly handle the case.


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