Los Angeles Arson Lawyer
Were you charged with arson?
Successful convictions of arson in California carry with them severe, life-altering
consequences that should not be taken lightly or shrugged off. Arson is
committed when a person intentionally sets fire to property, a structure
or forest land. These types of crimes can be considered a felony or a
misdemeanor, depending on the individual circumstances and nuances of
each case. If you have been accused of arson, it is imperative that you
do not waste any time in securing the assistance of an experienced, aggressive
defense attorney as quickly as possible.
Possible Penalties of Conviction
Consequences of arson can vary depending on the severity of the crime.
If the arson resulted in great bodily injury to another person, you can
be imprisoned anywhere from five to nine years. If the arson resulted
in only damage to a property, it will instead result in a stay in state
prison either for sixteen months, two or three years. Other extenuating
circumstances such as previous convictions, the injury of a firefighter,
peace office or other emergency personnel, or the damage to multiple structures
can also have enhancements placed on the punishment, resulting in a longer sentence.
The Benefits of Enlisting a Defense Attorney
At Okabe & Haushalter, we are compassionate to the need for tenacious
legal defense if you are currently facing criminal charges of arson. Successful
criminal convictions can forever hinder and cripple you, leaving you not
only with long-lasting punishments, but also the permanent mark on your
criminal record. You cannot afford to simply leave things such as this
up to chance. Our legal team has a reputation for creative, aggressive
defense; if you choose to work with us, you can breathe easier knowing
that we are doing everything possible to defend your rights.
Contact Okabe & Haushalter today to receive your initial case consultation.