Riverside Arson Defense Attorney
Aggressive Defense for Arson Charges in California
Arson is defined under California Penal Code section 451 as the act of intentionally, and with malice, setting fire to property, land, and residential or business dwellings. Setting fire to your own home or property to commit insurance fraud is also illegal and considered arson.
What Are the Punishments for Arson?
The penalties for an arson conviction are steep, as severe damage is frequently caused by fires in our state.
If a person is convicted, they could face:
- Up to 3 years in prison for setting fire to another's property
- Up to 6 years in prison for arson of forest land or an uninhabited structure
- Up to 8 years in prison for arson of an inhabited dwelling
- Up to 9 years in prison for arson which causes great bodily injury
Penalties may include up to 5 additional years in prison if:
- The defendant has already been convicted of arson in the past
- Great bodily injury is caused to a firefighter or peace officer
- Multiple structures were burned
If you are facing arson charges, it is imperative that you contact a Riverside arson defense lawyer as soon as possible. They can conduct a thorough investigation into your charges, and determine whether any errors, inconsistencies, or rights violations occurred at the hands of law enforcement or prosecutors in their case against you.
Award-Winning Legal Representation in Riverside
At Law Offices of Grech & Packer, our Riverside arson attorneys have almost 50 years of combined experience in practicing law. Mr. Grech served as a former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Riverside. This experience gives us unique insight into both sides of the legal process, which we employ in the pursuit of assisting clients facing criminal accusations.
If you have been charged with arson, we are available to provide aggressive, tireless legal representation. We will work diligently to build a defense, seeking to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely.
Have you been charged with arson? You may be facing extremely severe penalties, and it is strongly recommended that you contact a Riverside arson lawyer right away who can help fight your charges. Call the Law Offices of Grech & Packer at (951) 291-0105 or contact us online today.
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