Arson in the First Degree occurs when any person "willfully and unlawfully, by fire or explosion, damages" ....
The potential penalties are serious for a person convicted of Arson in the First Degree. They include a possible prison sentence of twenty-five (25) years and a maximum potential fine of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
A charge for Arson in the Second Degree may result when a person "willfully and unlawfully, by fire or explosion, damages any structure, whether the property of the actor or another." Idaho Code § 18-803. A person convicted of Arson in the Second Degree may be required to serve a prison term of up to fifteen (15) years, pay a fine of up to seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), or do both.
Arson in the Third Degree results from a person burning real or personal property or forest land. A person may be found guilty if he or she willfully and unlawfully, by fire or explosion, damages: (1) any real or personal property of another; or (2) any forest land.
Any person convicted of this crime may be sentenced to prison for a term of up to ten (10) years, fined any amount up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or end up with both a prison term and fine.
A person who commits an arson that results directly or indirectly in great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death of a firefighter or any other person, regardless of intent or lack of intent to cause such harm, is subject to an extended term of imprisonment. The extended term of imprisonment is computed by adding up to ten (10) additional years in prison to the sentence imposed for the arson conviction.