Arson Defense Attorney in California

Southern California is known for its warm weather and fire-spreading Santa Ana winds. Warm sunny days often come with a price, as our dry climate creates conditions ripe for fire: both wild fires or structure fires. While Los Angeles County & San Bernardino County wildfires are a common occurrence, many of these life-threatening and property-destroying fires are purposefully started by arsonists.

Because these big fires are in the news for days and weeks there are political pressures to find those responsible – even suspects with the slimmest evidence. Significant efforts are made to identify those responsible. These investigators will look at dozens of people and it is very possible to be caught up in a broad investigation and get mistaken as a suspect. Your whereabouts, sheer coincidence, or perhaps your actions may put you in the spotlight. You may even be responsible for a fire. It may not matter if the fire setting was unintentional. If you were involved, witnessed a fire being set, or even if you were just in the vicinity at the time, you may be added to the list of suspects and may be under investigation at this very moment.

What is Arson?

Arson is generally defined as intentionally setting fire to wild-lands, brush, trees, forests, or any kind of real property including buildings or man-made structures. Homes and commercial business structures are often primary targets. Prosecution generally look to establish a motive, either emotional, retribution, financial gain, etc., for starting the fire, in order to cause harm, damage property, or cause a financial loss, as in the case of insurance fraud. Arson is a serious felony charge and can be filed at by the state or federal prosecutor, depending upon the location of the structure or open land that was damaged by fire.

Arson Investigators are Well-Funded and Persistent

Your chances of being discovered are high. The State’s investigator’s are competent and capable people and have the time, money and resources to track you down and make a case against you no, whether it be a large wildfire or a small structure fire. Arson investigators have the deep pockets of the government behind them, and the power and authority of the government.

Arson is Aggressively Investigated and Prosecuted

City, County, and State prosecutors aggressively investigate and locate suspects believed to have committed the crime of arson. The enormous capital expense that results from wildfires and structure fires puts significant political pressure on law enforcement and prosecutors to ultimately hold someone accountable.

Arson charges should be taken very seriously! Talk to an arson defense attorney the minute you think you are under investigation or are actually facing charges.

If you or a loved one is under investigation, or have been charged with arson, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal advice from an attorney to help you understand the charges and how to prepare a defense.

Serious penalties and harsh punishment can often result from state or federal arson charges. As the potential suspect or the accused, you have legal rights. Contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Los Angeles County Arson Defense Lawyers

The Baum Law Firm has 13-years of criminal defense experience. Mr. Baum has helped many clients get serious criminal charges dismissed, dropped, reduced or settled out of court. Mr. Baum will provide a thorough and aggressive defense to a client charges with arson.

The minute that you become aware that an arson investigation is being made about your possible involvement in a suspicious fire, you absolutely need to consult with an attorney immediately.

Getting a criminal defense attorney involved at the beginning is critical. It is essential to track the investigation, review evidence collection procedures; and have an attorney accompany you during any and all interviews or interrogations. These key steps are critical to effectively and successfully fighting the charges or getting them dismissed outright.

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