Arson

Arson

In the state of Georgia, all arson cases are prosecuted as felonies. However, the punishment for each case depends on the degree of the crime. Defendants convicted of arson are subject to jail time, fines, restitution and other restrictions. If you are facing arson charges, your first step should be a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help determine the best way to proceed with your case.

A charge of first-degree arson indicates that an individual knowingly caused damage to another person’s home, building, vehicle, or any other structure by means of fire or explosives. Second-degree arson is a charge indicating that an individual, knowingly encouraged or aided another to commit the crime, and third-degree arson can apply in cases where personal property with a value of at least $25 was damaged.

With a charge as serious as arson, it is vital that you seek strong representation immediately. Often the key to a successful arson defense is hiring the right expert early in the case. Types of accelerants, electrical issues, spontaneous combustion, and motive (e.g. insurance payout) can all affect an arson defense. Criminal defense attorneys Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark of Anderson, Tate & Carr, P.C. are some of the most respected and sought-after defense lawyers in the state of Georgia. Contact our firm for a free consultation. Our goal is to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family, no matter what the circumstances of your case.

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