So here is how this works. Please read the first scenario, and then vote on what punishment you would hand down. Then click the spoiler, read what is contained and follow its instructions.
So you are the judge with the following case, and the facts are all proved, and the time has come for you to pass sentence.
John lives on the ground floor of a two story building divided into two flats (apartments for you Americans). Above him lives a little old lady. His girlfriend Lucy recently broke up with him telling him he was a cowardly little man. He is desperate to prove her wrong. He decides that he will pour petrol on the floor of his flat and set it alight. He will then run outside, find a ladder, and rescue the little old lady living above, proving his bravery. He then plans to tell the police that it was his evil nemesis David.
All goes to plan. The flats burn, and he rescues the Little Old lady, and the local media take his picture and label him a hero.
Unfortunately for him he forgets about the CCTV. He is caught and is before you for sentencing. The Charge is Arson. Please pick a punishment from above.
I'm not wanting to focus on the precise legal sentence. Imagine you have complete discretion.
Edited by Icewolf, 04 April 2013 - 12:09 PM.