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Basing on section 28.03, an individual commits criminal mischief if he intentionally or knowingly damages tangible property of another person causing pecuniary loss or substantial inconveniences. Since the fire caused more than $500,000 property damage, Britton’s offense is a first degree felony punishable by life imprisonment or a term of any period not more than 99 years and not less than 5 years or a fine not exceeding $ 10,000. With reference to the information provided in the article and the Texas penal code, Britton is actually liable for criminal mischief and arson. By setting the church on fire, Britton endangered the lives of many people and other living things surrounding the church. However, no one was in the church building during the incident. Additionally, no one was injured other than property damage. She also does not seem to be having any criminal record. In my opinion, I would therefore suggest a fine of $5,000 and 10 years in prison for vandalizing church property as well as endangering people and other living things in the neighborhood.
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  • Spring '16
  • criminal law, vandalism, Arson, Fort Worth, Texas, Britton

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