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what is the penalty for arson in pennsylvania

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The defendent is acused of arson to a backyard shed containing tools valued at less than $1,000.
Well the maximum penalty for arson endangering property, but not person, is a felony of the 2nd degree. The maximum sentence is 10 years. What a person actually gets has to do with their prior record, the specific circumstances of the offense, post crime conduct of defendant, all that is taken into account by the sentencing court. So if a person has a relatively small record, i would not expect anywhere near the maximum.
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