To prove the crime of arson, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
1. The Defendant caused damage to a structure or contents by fire or explosion.
2. The damage was done willfully and unlawfully, and/or in the commission of a felony.
Whether the Defendant knew or has reasonable grounds to believe the structure was occupied by a human being also has an impact on the consequences/penalties that may be considered. The crime of arson is addressed in Section 806.01, Florida Statutes.
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