Lt. Gov. Calley Signs Legislation, Stiffer Penalities For Arson

Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 20:46:17-05

LANSING, Mich. – Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a legislation Wednesday that will stiffen the penalty for arson crimes.

The legislation will revise sentencing guidelines.

“Arson cases are too often treated as nonviolent offenses, with sentencing that is not hard enough for such a serious offense,” said Calley. “This legislation restructures the way we deal with these crimes and provides for more appropriate penalties.”

In 2011, there were more than 10,500 arson and suspicious fires in Michigan.

For more information on this bill click here.