Defense

H.R.983 – To bar prosecution under section 844(f)(1) of title 18, United States Code, in certain cases.

Title 18 section 844(f)(1) Info:

GOV:

“”(f)(1)   Whoever   maliciously   damages   or   destroys,  or  attempts  to  damage  or  destroy,  by
means of fire or an explosive, any building, vehicle,  or  other  personal  or  real  property  in  whole
or  in  part  owned  or  possessed  by,  or  leased  to, the United States, or any department or agency
thereof,  or  any  institution  or  organization  receiving Federal financial assistance, shall be imprisoned  for  not  less  than  5  years  and  not  more than 20 years, fined under this title, or both.
“”

Cornell:
“(f)
(1) Whoever maliciously damages or destroys, or attempts to damage or destroy, by means of fire or an explosive, any building, vehicle, or other personal or real property in whole or in part owned or possessed by, or leased to, the United States, or any department or agency thereof, or any institution or organization receiving Federal financial assistance, shall be imprisoned for not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years, fined under this title, or both.
(2) Whoever engages in conduct prohibited by this subsection, and as a result of such conduct, directly or proximately causes personal injury or creates a substantial risk of injury to any person, including any public safety officer performing duties, shall be imprisoned for not less than 7 years and not more than 40 years, fined under this title, or both.
(3) Whoever engages in conduct prohibited by this subsection, and as a result of such conduct directly or proximately causes the death of any person, including any public safety officer performing duties, shall be subject to the death penalty, or imprisoned for not less than 20 years or for life, fined under this title, or both.

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