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Arson is defined as the criminal act of intentionally burning a building, home or other structure, including explosions. If you are being investigated for arson charges or insurance fraud, it is extremely important to have a qualified lawyer with you during all questioning from police, investigators or prosecutors. A criminal defense lawyer at Dickman Law will be your advocate and protect your rights in order to seek the best possible outcome for you.
There are three different levels of arson charges that may be filed, including:
- First-degree arson – deliberately setting fire to a church, home, school or office.
- Second-degree arson – setting a fire with the intent to destroy or damage a building or to collect insurance benefits.
- Third-degree arson – involves setting fire to personal property.
The second-degree felony charges can be punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. If a fireman, rescue worker or building occupant is injured or killed by the fire, additional charges of assault or murder can be filed with added penalties.
An accidental fire can warrant charges if negligence is determined as a factor. Do not make the mistake of assuming that because it was not intentional, you will not be charged. Seek counsel from an expert Covington arson lawyer.
Arson Causes Financial Turmoil
Financial losses from fires in Kentucky each year is staggering. As a result, insurance investigators and state and local agencies search relentlessly for the cause and for someone who is responsible for the fire. If you believe you or a loved one is under suspicion, or has been arrested and charged, do not hesitate to contact Dickman Law arson lawyers to act in your defense. Arson charges can have life-changing effects on the rest of your life. The right defense can help.
Defending Arson Charges
Many times when county or state prosecutors file arson charges against a person in Kentucky, the prosecution does not have sound evidence to support the charges. At Dickman Law in Covington, our criminal defense attorneys will diligently examine the prosecution’s case and will identify each point that cannot be proven in the court of law.
Kentucky laws for arson are strict and penalties are severe. Defending arson charges often include refuting the prosecution’s claim that the accused intended to damage the building or challenging the evidence that supposedly points to the defense as the source of the fire or explosion. Investigating for insurance fraud as a motive often occurs when arson is suspected. Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. has invaluable resources available to complete the most thorough investigation for each case. He will aggressively fight for your defense.
Accused of Arson? Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer at Dickman Law for Help
Dickman Law represents clients throughout Kentucky and Ohio communities, including Covington, Newport, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Alexandria and many others. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.