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If you or someone you know is under investigation or has been arrested for arson, it is essential that you consult a defense lawyer immediately. Arson charges are serious and in California carry severe penalties if convicted. By consulting a lawyer early on, you can get a clear understanding of what your rights are and will have the protection of a qualified legal professional who can help you during police questioning and throughout the investigation and prosecution.
Arson is defined under California Penal Code section 451. Under this statute, it is illegal not only to commit arson but also to help, assist, or aid another in an act of arson. Arson is the act of intentionally and maliciously setting fire to property, land, business, or a residential dwelling. Setting fire to your own property is also illegal when the intent is to commit insurance fraud.
Orange County Arson Defense Attorney Jennifer Le can offer you a free consultation if you are facing any type of arson charge. There are various serious penalties you may face, and Attorney Le and her staff will work diligently to defend your rights and freedom at every step of the criminal process.
Penalties for arson in California are the following:
Additional penalties may be enforced, as follows: