Accused of Arson?
Arson is a very serious violent crime that occurs when an individual intentionally sets fire or explosion to a structure such as a building or vehicle. The particular charges imposed will depend heavily on the specifics of the incident as told by eye witnesses including victims and the accused, and any official police documentation or independent
investigations. Accused offenders have some viable options for legal defense, and a skilled
criminal defense attorney can provide valuable insight into which defense options may best suit the particulars of your charges.
There are a variety of degrees of arson that may be charged depending on the motivations of the accused, what was used to start the fire or explosion, whether bystanders could have potentially been impacted, or whether bystanders suffered bodily injury as a result of the act. Arson convictions may warrant prison terms up to 25 years depending on the severity of the crime, and may also incur heavy financial penalties as a result. The stark reality of an arson conviction is something that you should not suffer through if you do not have to, which is why it is so important to seek the support of an accomplished criminal defense professional.
Arson Charges and Penalties at Conviction
Perez & Cedeño, P.C. have worked for many years to provide clients throughout New York City to defend themselves against even the most ominous arson charges. Our firm focuses on working closely with both English and Spanish-speaking clients to build the kind of defense strategies that breed confidence and peace of mind. We will pursue every potential opportunity to minimize your charges, minimize your penalties or even seek not guilty verdicts where appropriate. Our skilled staff of legal professionals appreciates your right to a fair trial, and we proudly take on the challenge of providing dependable to defense to all who need it.