Arson is a serious charge that cannot be taken lightly. Due to the severity of the possible punishment for an arson charge, it is absolutely necessary for you to find a qualified San Diego criminal defense attorney to help defend your case.
In California, arson can be described as willfully, maliciously or even recklessly setting fire to your or another’s property. There are many different classifications an arson charge can fall under which range from misdemeanors to felonies. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett are experienced in all forms of criminal defense and can help with your arson case.
Depending on the severity of the offense, you could face an arson charge that requires the prosecution to show willful malicious intent. A lower level of prosecution would be considered unlawful fire causation, most often considered a “reckless act”. A misdemeanor arson charge can carry penalties and punishment of up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1000. Felony charges are much more serious with penalties of up to $50,000 in fines and anywhere from 16 months to 9 years in state prison if convicted.
Don’t face these charges alone. Let our San Diego criminal defense attorneys help defend your arson case and secure your future. We know your rights and will work tirelessly to help you and your loved ones through the entire legal process. Don’t leave your future to chance — call or visit the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett for a consultation today.