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Defense Attorney for Federal Arson Charges in Orange County

Defense for California Federal Arson Charges

Regardless of whether the act of setting fire was malicious or accidental, an arson charge should be taken very seriously. If convicted, you could be facing major fines and a lengthy prison term. Make sure that you are aware of your rights and all your options moving forward. Our firm can represent you against your arson charges and work to ensure the best possible outcome. For experienced legal representation, be sure to call the dedicated OC federal crime lawyers at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690.

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Accidental Arson is Still a Crime!

You can be charged with arson if you set fire to any property, structure, or forest land, whether accidental or intentional. The severity of punishment in an arson charge varies depending on the situation. An arson charge can result in a misdemeanor or even a felony, so it is important that you seek legal protection as soon as possible for your case.

The severity an arson charge is affected by the following factors:

  • Intent (malicious, accidental, etc.)
  • Injuries or fatalities involved
  • Type of damage (property, forest land, etc.)
  • Cost of damages

A person does not necessarily have to set the fire to be charged with arson. You can be charged with arson (California Penal Code § 451) simply by aiding another person in the act or supplying the flammable substance. In cases of accidental arson, not taking safety precautions with materials such as fireworks or a camp fire can be considered grounds for an arson charge as well.

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Providing Quality Legal Representation

It is important to know your options and how to protect your rights if you find yourself facing charges for arson. Precaution alone may not fully protect you from an arson charge, so in the circumstance that you are facing charges, seek effective legal representation right away. We believe it is important to have tough representation without sacrificing integrity.

If you are facing criminal charges, turn to experienced and dedicated legal representation. Call us today at (714) 530-9690 or (888) 478-8999 and schedule a free consultation with our Orange County defense attorneys!

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Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

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