Arson in the Second Degree Law and Legal Definition

A person is guilty of arson in the second degree if s/he willfully and unlawfully, or while in the commission of any felony, by fire or explosion, damages or causes to be damaged any structure, whether the property of himself or herself or another.

Under the state law (Florida) arson in the second degree constitutes a felony of the second degree. [Fla. Stat. § 806.01].