Arson is a serious charge. Usually, due to its exceptionally damaging nature, an individual accused of arson faces felony charges and penalties. With more than 75 years of combined experience, the New York criminal defense attorneys at Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. can capably defend clients facing charges of arson. It is crucial that you are proactive in obtaining the services of a trusted, experienced lawyer who can defend you from these serious and life-changing charges.
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Arson involves setting fire to property intentionally. Often, arson results in damage to residential or commercial buildings, but in some cases it can result in damage to public property, such as a national forest. Due to fire’s volatile nature and the potential for people to be injured or die, arson is typically classified as a felony rather than a misdemeanor.
A person may commit this crime for a number of reasons, such as covering up a crime they previously committed or deceiving an insurance company in order to collect funds.
It can be difficult to reasonably prove intent in charges of arson. A skilled lawyer from our firm can defend your legal rights and protect your innocence.
The following are common defenses to charges of arson:
With your future and freedom at stake, it is imperative that you are represented by a skilled and experienced attorney who can capably defend any charges against you.
In New York, arson carries different penalties according to the level of severity. The level of punishment ranges from a misdemeanor, where the offender can possibly avoid jail time, to class A-I felony charges which include a minimum punishment of 15-25 years to life.
The law for attempted arson includes three potential charges, that include:
In order to be convicted of a felony, proof of the physical act is required such as attempting to ignite a fire or attempting to cause scorching. If you coerce someone else into committing arson or agreeing to participate in a group, that is also considered as attempted arson and will be convicted as so.
You may be asking yourself, "how long do you go to jail for arson?" If convicted, the following are the minimum sentences for arson, as defined by New York Arson Penal Law:
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