The Blanch Law Firm, one of New York’s premier criminal defense firms, represents people who are accused of, or charged with, arson. The Blanch Law Firm’s arson lawyers are experienced with and knowledgeable of arson law. Arson defense is a tricky area of the law, and only a criminal defense lawyer with a sophisticated understanding of the law can provide the kind of representation you need to avoid jail time, fines, probation and other penalties.
Our highly qualified arson lawyers can provide excellent defense strategies to bring about the best possible outcome. With decades of experience in various district attorneys’ offices, our arson defense lawyers provide unparalleled insight into every area of criminal prosecutions, including arson trials.
The penalties for arson are severe, which is why a qualified arson lawyer is a necessity for those accused of arson. Arson penalties include years in jail, heavy fines and more. If someone dies in the course of fighting the fire it could lead to murder charges, for which the death penalty may be a possible penalty. In fact, the New York State Assembly is working with the New York fire chiefs on a bill (A05917) to expand the scope of arson laws as well as the penalties for arson. With the increase in penalties, fines, prison time and a higher level of scrutiny, it’s vital to hire a qualified arson lawyer who knows the experts in the field of arson science and the best way to defend your case.
Being charged with arson is no laughing matter, as it could lead to life ending consequences. The cases of people accused of arson and sentenced to decades in prison are too numerous to count. Here are a few examples:
- Jack Chase was sentenced to 14 to 42 years for arson of his residence in Hampton, New York in 1993.
- Curtis Severns has been in federal prison since 2006, convicted of intentionally starting the fire in his gun shop, and has 25 more years on his sentence.
- Cameron Todd Willingham was sentenced to death in Texas in 2004 for setting a fire that killed his three daughters.
The Blanch Law Firms provides arson lawyers who understand arson law, understand arson charges and who understand the arson science prosecutors will use during the course of a trial. Our criminal defense lawyers regularly use arson experts who know the best way to debunk the prosecution’s top tactics.
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
To speak with an arson lawyer about your criminal defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.