Aggravated Arson Law and Legal Definition

Arson is defined as "the malicious burning of the dwelling of another" in common law. The elements are 1.The malicious 2.burning 3.of a dwelling 4.of another . Aggravated Arson is an arson accompanied by some aggravating factor, as when the offender foresees or anticipates that one or more persons will be in or near the property being burned.