Chapter 1. Arson - California Penal Code Section 456
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456. (a) Upon conviction for any felony violation of this chapter,
in addition to the penalty prescribed, the court may impose a fine
not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) unless a greater
amount is provided by law.
(b) When any person is convicted of a violation of any provision
of this chapter and the reason he committed the violation was for
pecuniary gain, in addition to the penalty prescribed and instead of
the fine provided in subdivision (a), the court may impose a fine of
twice the anticipated or actual gross gain.
Last modified: February 16, 2015