Being accused of arson in California is an extremely serious crime and carries with it serious consequences; if convicted of arson, the accused will almost certainly face incarceration. Therefore, if you or somebody you know has been arrested for arson, or is presently being questioned for arson, you will need advice from a Temecula criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling arson cases. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Anwar Law will work hard to protect your liberties and protect your freedom.
Arson, is defined as the willful and malicious burning or setting fire to any structure, forest land, or property.
- Arson of property is a felony punsihable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years;
- Arson of a structure or forest land carries with it 2, 4, or 6 years in state prison;
- Arson of an inhabited structure or inhabited property is punishable by imprisonment for 3, 5, or 8 years in state prison;
- Arson that causes great bodily injury is punishable by 5, 7, or 9 years in state prison.