Nationwide Arson Defense Attorney
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Being accused of arson is a serious offense, one that should be responded
to with the help of a skilled defense attorney. If you are facing arson
charges, turn to Imhoff & Associates, PC for legal representation.
We will investigate all the details associated with your case in search
of the strongest defense strategy. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor
or felony, arson charges could lead to serious penalties.
In the state of California, arson can carry the following penalties:
- Up to 8 years of imprisonment for burning down an inhabited structure
- Up to 9 years of imprisonment if bodily injury results
- Up to 6 years of imprisonment for burning forest land
- Up to 3 years of imprisonment for property arson
Can You Commit Arson on Your Own Property in California?
Yes, you can be charged with arson on your own
property if you set your own property on fire.
Is Arson Considered a Violent Crime?
Arson in California is considered a violent crime and is also considered
a felony. Almost 17,000 acts of arson occur annually in the United States,
leading to over half a million dollars in property losses each year.