If you have been charged with arson, it will be incredibly important to reach out to me for guidance throughout your case. I am an experienced criminal defense attorney that can help to defend you throughout your arson case. It is important to understand the various components of arson, so that you can be better prepared for your own case. My criminal defense services can help to ensure the ideal outcome for your own situation. Here are a few important aspects of arson that you should be aware of.
What is Arson?
First and foremost, what is arson? Arson is a type of property crime that is generally defined as the malicious and deliberate burning of property. Arson charges are situations in which the motivation behind the crime will have a huge impact on the outcome. For example, an accident will not be considered arson. If you have been charged with arson, it will be beneficial to work with me for the appropriate guidance and advice throughout the case.
There are several factors that will be required in order for a case to be considered arson. Traditionally, arson was applied primarily to the burning of buildings, but it has expanded to cover the intentional burning of property in general. Arson is only considered arson when there is burning of property and the burning was incendiary in its origin. Another important factor of arson involves starting the burning specifically with the intent of destroying the property. If each of these three factors are present, it is likely that the case will be considered arson.
Comes with High Costs
Arson can come with high costs, which is why there are severe consequences to being charged with arson. It almost always involves a loss of property, but it may also include injuries and even fatalities. In an effort to minimize loss from arson, there are high consequences involved with arson charges.
Since arson charges often hinge on the motives, it will be important to ensure that you understand the various motives that commonly result in arson. Arson may occur simply as a desire to commit vandalism, similar to the motivation behind many instances of graffiti. Other common motives for arson include revenge, the concealment of another crime, profit (such as with insurance fraud), and extremism.
When arson is being charged, it is essential for the investigators to determine the fire’s original cause. This particular criminal charge will involve a different investigation than other criminal charges. I have experience in these particular nuances, which will enable me to most effectively guide you through your own arson charge.
One of the reasons that it is so essential to work with a criminal defense attorney during your arson charge is that there are severe penalties associated with arson charges. I can help to guide you throughout your process to ensure the best outcome for your own situation. Arson charges are often considered a felony, though the degrees of severity will depend on the circumstances of the situation, as well as the laws in the particular state. There may be multiple outcomes that will occur with an arson case, including prison time, fines, restitution requirements, and probation. Arson cases can be incredibly serious and difficult to navigate. I can help you to develop a strong defense and guide you through your arson charge. For more information about the importance of a criminal defense attorney during your arson case, contact me at Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. today!