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Arson and Intentional or Malicious Burning in Queens

An individual will face arson charges for burning another individual's property without his or her consent. Even if the fire was the result of an accident you could still be substantially penalized. Intentionally setting a fire in order to burn down or damage another individual's property is a felony offense. There are extremely harsh penalties including large fines, restitution, and years behind bars.

If you have been accused of arson or if you burnt down someone's property and would like to seek legal protection, you should contact a New York federal crimes attorney from Musa-Obregon Law PC immediately. A skilled attorney will be could be able to take action to minimize the negative impact in your case.

The 5 Degrees of Criminal Arson Charges

In the state of New York, arson charges fall under 5 degrees. These different arson charges correspond to the level of seriousness of the crime.

  • 5th degree arson is a Class A misdemeanor and is usually handed out to individuals who did not intend to start a fire.
  • Arson in the 4th and 3rd degrees is considered a felony offense and entails that an individual intentionally set the fire. The type of property burned has a significant bearing on the seriousness of the offense. Burning down an unoccupied, non-residential building does not carry the same penalties as burning down an unoccupied, residential building.
  • If the crime involved burning down an occupied building, you could face 2nd or 1st degree arson charges. 1st and 2nd degree arson are considered Violent Felonies and carry much more serious consequences as they entail that you intended to cause bodily harm to another individual.

Arson Lawyer Serving Queens and New York City

At Musa-Obregon Law PC, we have a solid understanding of the laws and circumstances involved in an arson offense. In order to secure a felony conviction, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally started the fire. Our Queens defense attorneys will fight by your side to establish the facts of your case and work to have your charges dismissed or reduced. The consequences of a felony arson conviction can be devastating. Our firm is here to help you through these tough and difficult times.

Contact a New York arson attorney if you stand accused of an arson related offense.

We represent clients facing crimnial charges throughout all of New York, including Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.

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