If you are charged with arson, you need an attorney who is familiar with this area of the law and can defend you to the best of his or her ability. When you hire one of our professional criminal law attorneys to fight for you, you will receive dedicated criminal defense support for charges of arson or other violent crimes. Call to get a free consultation today!
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At our firm, building a solid defense for you is our top priority. When you seek our guidance, we act quickly because we understand how dire your situation is. With more than 20 years of experience handling criminal law including arson cases in the state, you can rest assured that you are in good hands when you choose our firm to represent you. Hablamos Español.
Additionally, it is important to retain counsel as early as possible in legal process so that you can be certain your rights are protected and any available defenses are explored and asserted in a timely manner. You owe it to yourself to attain professional criminal law attorneys who will fight tirelessly for you — call our office to get just that when you are facing charges of arson.
When are You Guilty of Arson?
You are guilty of the criminal offense of arson if you willfully and maliciously set fire to the following buildings or properties:
- Private residences
- Condos or townhouses
- Apartments/apartment complexes
- Commercial buildings
- School campuses
- Municipal buildings
Penalties for Arson
Under California Penal Codes 451 and 452, you could be facing imprisonment for 10 years or even life if you are convicted of the crime of arson.
Below are the types of charges and penalties you may face for committing arson:
When you cause a fire and a person burned during the arson suffers great bodily injury, you may be guilty of a felony, and could be imprisoned in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years.
If a house or other inhabited building was burned during the arson, you may be guilty of a felony and could be imprisoned in the state prison for three, five, or eight years.
If a forest was burned during the arson, you may be guilty of a felony and could be imprisoned in the state prison for two, four, or six years.
Factors that May Increase the Penalties You Face for Arson
There are other factors that could increase the penalties you face for committing arson in this area. You may be facing up to an additional five years imprisonment if any of the following happened:
A firefighter or police officer was injured as a result of the arson
More than one victim was injured as a result of the arson
More than one structure was damaged as a result of the arson
The criminal defense lawyers at our firm have been defending residents of this area for more than two decades and we will fight for you, too. Call us to get a free consultation so we can begin building your defense immediately.
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When you need trustworthy and experienced counsel for violent crimes, David Lehr Law is here for you. We defend those charged of arson in Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard. To schedule a free consultation, contact us by phone, or via our convenient online form. Our office has flexible hours, ample parking and is located near public transportation, right across the street from the courthouse. Hablamos Español.