Residential and commercial fires start for a variety of reasons, including cooking accidents, acts of god (such as lightning strikes), and electrical/wiring issues. In cases where it is deemed by law enforcement that a fire was intentionally set, an individual can be charged with arson.
At the Robinson Law Firm, P.A., our arson team is committed to providing high-quality legal representation to our clients. For over 30 years, we have represented countless individuals facing criminal charges, with a large percentage of successful outcomes. Contact our office about your case, and we will sit down to consult with you to devise a legal strategy that is most effective for your case.
ARSON PENALTIES CAN BE VERY SEVERE
The penalties for arson depend on the severity of the crime, which can be broken down in a “degrees” system:
First-degree arson – Charged when an occupied dwelling is burned. This is a Class D Felony and can result in 17 years in prison.
Second-degree arson – Charged when an unoccupied dwelling is burned. This is a Class G Felony and can result in almost four years in prison.
If you have been charged with arson, immediately seek the help of a criminal defense lawyer who can defend you in court and provide you with a strong chance of avoiding harsh penalties.
If you have been charged with arson, it is important that you contact an attorney right away, as you could be facing life-altering penalties.