Miami Arson Attorney
Have you been charged in Miami?
If you are under investigation for arson, contact a Miami criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can. Charges of arson involve the unlawful damaging of property by fire or explosion, and a skilled defense attorney is your best chance at avoiding conviction and serious penalties. In certain situations, arson may be committed to cover up another crime such asmurder and you may face charges for both crimes. Arson is considered a felony charge in Florida and state prosecutors will do whatever they can to convict individuals who have been accused of arson.
Possible Penalties for Arson
Here at Parks & Braxton, PA, our legal team is well-acquainted with the serious nature of the charges you are facing. Our legal team has handled all types of criminal cases during our 40 years of combined legal experience, and we have the resources needed to challenge the prosecution’s case against you. If you are convicted of arson, you may face the following penalties:
- Costly monetary fines upwards of $10,000
- Up to 30 years in state prison with the possibility of a life sentence for extreme cases
- Community service
- Minimum three year probation period
- Driver’s license revocation
- Permanent mark on criminal record
These penalties are particularly harsh because arson costs the state of Florida billions of dollars every year, and the government is serious about lowering the number of arson crimes in the state. In order to determine if arson was committed, law enforcement officers work closely with fire investigators to carefully examine how a fire was started, where it was started and why it was started.
You may even be charged with arson even though a fire was started accidentally. You should contact a Miami criminal attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA immediately after you learn about your charges so that we can investigate the scene while the evidence is still fresh. We utilize our vast wealth of resources to gather the evidence needed to support your innocence and to construct a strong defense case. Call our experienced team to learn more about your rights under the law. We are available 24 / 7 to take your call!