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Arson

Arson Lawyer

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Arson is the act of intentionally creating a fire or explosion in a dwelling or structure normally occupied by people. The act is frequently committed in addition to another crime, usually as an attempt to hide evidence or to commit insurance fraud. Sometimes, the arsonist is obsessed with fire and sets fires for no reason, making them a pyromaniac.

Any amount of damage to a building qualifies as arson, no matter how significant the fire or explosion was. Also, the person may not have had the intent to damage a structure to be charged with arson; merely the intent to start a fire is enough. Occasionally, arson charges are brought up against a person who accidentally set a fire. Arson is a felony crime that can be punished with heavy penalties, including:

  • Life in prison
  • Heavy fines
  • Community service
  • 3 years probation
  • Revocation of the driver’s license
  • And more…

Law enforcement and fire investigators work strenuously to gather information to arrest arsonists because these criminals cost the state of Florida billions of dollars a year. Anyone facing arson charges, needs an experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney to protect his or her rights. Arson is always prosecuted with a full range of evidence, and it takes a skilled lawyer to dispute the evidence brought to trial.

If you have been accused of arson, contact The Law Offices of Gilbert and Smallman today for a free initial consultation about your case. Place your trust in the hands of a skilled Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney from our offices and ensure your future is in good hands. We will do everything possible to get you a favorable outcome in your case, based on your specific circumstances.

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