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Los Angeles Arson Defense Lawyers
Criminal Charges of Arson
Arson is a felony crime and carries severe penalties, including mandatory jail time, and a conviction can count as a strike in the California Three Strikes Law. If you or someone you care about is facing charges, or has been arrested for arson, it is imperative to protect your legal rights by hiring a competent criminal defense attorney.
Here is some information about different arson crimes and their related punishments:
- Arson Causing Great Bodily Injury - Felony with a prison sentence up to 9 years
- Arson of an Inhabited Structure - Felony with a prison sentence up to 8 years
- Arson of a Structure or Forest - Felony with a prison sentence up to 6 years
Protect Your Right to be Silent
Do not answer questions without your lawyer present. Often times, clients may be nervous during police or investigator interviews and they may say something that that has an adverse effect on their case. This can hurt your defense case and make it more difficult to achieve a favorable outcome. We can help represent you during these interviews so that your rights are fully protected throughout the process.
At Takakjian & Sitkoff, our California Bar attorneys bring over 60 combined years of experience to the table when a client is facing arson charges. We know how to put together effective defensive strategies to help achieve the best possible result in a case of this nature. We are very well versed in California criminal defense case laws and the procedures used by prosecutors to try and attempt to limit your freedom. One of our attorneys is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and as a former Superior Court Commissioner and former district attorneys we have the well-rounded experience needed to aggressively defend your criminal charges.