Arson charges are no laughing matter, and the penalties for being convicted of arson can be quite steep. If you are found guilty of arson, you can be sentenced to significant prison time or you may even face murder charges if someone died as a result of the arson. If you are facing arson charges, it is important that you contact a skilled defense lawyer to represent you in your time of need.
What Punishments Will I Face If Convicted Of Arson?
Arson penalties are determined based on the type of arson that was committed.
First Degree Arson
Occurs when any building, home or mobile home – whether occupied or not – is burned, or when occupied personal property is burned. Penalties can include 2-15 years in state prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
Second Degree Arson
Occurs when any abandoned building or structure is burned, whether or not it belongs to the suspect. Second degree arson can be punished with 1-10 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Third Degree Arson
Occurs when unoccupied personal property or timber, forest, shrubs or other unoccupied land is burned. This can be penalized with 1-4 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
The Defenders have experience successfully defending arson cases and are ready to consult with you regarding your individual circumstances. We will use our expertise and familiarity with arson law to present your case to the courts in the most compelling way possible. We know the tactics necessary to get arson charges dismissed or the penalties reduced. Don’t let an arson charge ruin your life. Call The Defenders today for a consultation.