Are You Under Investigation for Arson?
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia
Depending on the nature of the offense, prosecutors may bring first, second,
or third degree charges against arson defendants. Although punishment
varies based on the circumstances and the extent of damages, a person
facing arson charges can face a variety of penalties.
Consequences may include:
- A fine up to $50,000
- Imprisonment from one to 20 years
- A felony record
- Repayment of damages
- Punitive charges
- And more
If you have been arrested for arson, it is crucial to seek legal representation
right away. Your record and rights may be in danger. To discuss your case, contact
a criminal defense attorney from
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. today!
The Different Degree of Arson Charges
Depending on the severity of the offense, arson can be charged in three
different degrees. For example, any arson or attempted arson is a felony
under federal law if it influences interstate commerce or foreign trade.
The ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives is the agency
in charge of arson cases and investigates these cases meticulously and
The three degrees classified as the following.
First Degree: This occurs when a person causes damage to another person’s home,
building, vehicle, or any other form of structural property with fire
Second Degree: This occurs when a person encourages or helps another person damage another
person’s property with fire or explosives.
Third Degree: This occurs when a person damages another person’s property and the
state proves that the property had a value of $25 or more.
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. May Be Able to Help
It is important to seek legal help, immediately, if you have been charged
with arson. When you have an Atlanta criminal defense attorney from The
Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. on your side, you can trust that
a skilled legal advocate is protecting your rights. Our lead attorney,
Howard J. Weintraub, has practice law since 1975. As a former prosecutor,
he knows the various tactics used by the prosecution pursue a conviction.
With our intimate knowledge of federal law and of the strategies the prosecution
employs, we will work to expose the flaws in the case and help you evade
altogether or at least minimize the charges against you.
Contact our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers for your consultation.