When you or a loved one has been accused of arson, vandalism, criminal damaging, or other property related crime it is imperative to seek the assistance of a competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The earlier you hire an attorney to protect your rights, the better assured you can be that you will not make critical errors that may negatively impact your case.
Arson is broadly defined as the intentional act to destroy or significantly damage a physical building or structure through use of fire or explosion. Often times, this crime is an act of fraud as desperate property owners seek to unethically cash in on their insurance policy. If an act of arson causes the death of another person, you may also face a murder charge.