Under California law, arson is defined as a willful or malicious act that causes the burning of someone else’s property. The property can be a house, business or other structure, or a forest or piece of land. If you have been charged with arson in San Bernardino or Riverside, it is important to protect your freedom. The consequences you may face are harsh.
San Bernardino and Riverside Arson Defense Attorneys
At Greenberg & Greenberg, our San Bernardino and Riverside arson defense lawyers have extensive experience defending clients against charges of arson and other violent crimes. We will apply our proven defense strategies to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 397-0003 to speak with one of our experienced arson lawyers. We represent clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
Arson and Reckless Burning
In San Bernardino and Riverside, arson crimes can generally be broken down into two categories:
- Arson: Willfully and maliciously setting fire to property
- Reckless burning: A reckless act that results in the burning of property
The criminal consequences of an arson conviction vary, depending on the type and value of the property that was burned and whether or not anyone was injured or killed by the fire. Penalties can range from years in state prison to life in prison.
Challenging Arson Evidence
In prosecuting an arson case, the prosecution must rely upon highly technical evidence, including chemical and forensic evidence. In defending against arson charges, we explore every aspect of the fire, including reports by the fire inspector concerning the point of origin and other factors. Our thorough approach to criminal defense law allows us to get arson charges dismissed in some cases. In every case, we will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome, whether it is dismissal of charges, acquittal or reduced charges.
Contact a Arson Defense Attorney Today!
If you have been charged with attempted murder and need a strong criminal defense, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 397-0003 to speak with one of our knowledgeable San Bernardino and Riverside arson defense attorneys. We offer free initial consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.