Arson Attorney in Rancho Cucamonga
Charged with Arson? Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help
Under the California Penal Codes 451 and 452, it is illegal to knowingly or maliciously set fire to someone else’s property. It is also illegal to recklessly set fire to property. It is punishable by law to set someone else’s property, forestland, or building on fire, regardless of whether it was intentional or not.
It is a serious offense, which can cause extensive damage and injury. As such, arson charges come with hefty consequences. That is why it is important you have experienced legal representation.
Call our Rancho Cucamonga office at (909) 726-7112 for a free case review!
Consequences of Committing Arson
Fires cause extensive damage to both people and property. A simple spark can cause whole forests to burn down and force people to evacuate. In the dry climate of the Southern California landscape, flames can spread quickly. While most arson cases are considered felonies in California, the actual penalties can change.
Punishment for arson depends on:
- The type of property that was burned
- If someone was injured
- If someone died in the fire
- Intention or recklessness
The penalties associated with arson charges include prison, fines, restitution, and probation. The crime will also appear on your criminal record, which can affect your future professional and personal prospects. That is why it is important that you seek legal guidance before a conviction.
At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, our Rancho Cucamonga arson attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the legal system, especially with criminal defense. There are many angles we can take in proving your innocence.
Some defense tactics include:
- Proving the fire was an accident
- Mistaken identity
- Case of false accusations
- Proving inefficient evidence
We understand this can be a scary time. Just know that you’re not alone.
Contact our office today at (909) 726-7112 to schedule a free consultation. We will aggressively fight for your rights!