MCL - Section 750.77

Act 328 of 1931

750.77 Fifth degree arson.

Sec. 77.

    (1) Except as provided in sections 72 to 76, a person who intentionally damages or destroys by fire or explosive any personal property having a value of $1,000.00 or less and who has 1 or more prior convictions is guilty of fifth degree arson.
    (2) Subsection (1) applies regardless of whether the person owns the personal property.
    (3) Fifth degree arson is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property damaged or destroyed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.
    (4) As used in this section:
    (a) "Personal property" includes an automobile, van, truck, motorcycle, trailer, and other personally owned property.
    (b) "Prior conviction" means a prior conviction for a violation of this chapter that arises out of a separate transaction from the violation of this section.

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- Am. 1945, Act 260, Eff. Sept. 6, 1945 ;-- CL 1948, 750.77 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 312, Eff. Jan. 1, 1999 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 533, Eff. Apr. 3, 2013