Charged with Arson in Alabama?
John Stamps is an Alabama criminal defense lawyer. He can help you defend your case.
If you are facing arson charges, call Mr. Stamps today to discuss the specifics of your case.
Under Alabama law, someone commits arson when they damage a building by intentionally or recklessly starting a fire. There are degrees of arson, and different penalties apply depending on how an act is characterized.
If you have been charged with arson, it is important to understand the differences in the laws and how they might apply if an act of arson is seen to be intentional or simply reckless.
Someone may be charged with arson if a fire is set intentionally, and there may be additional charges or penalties if someone is injured or killed in the fire. Other factors that may affect your case include:
- the type of property
- the extent of damage caused
- use of accelerants, like gasoline
- whether the fire was planned
It is possible to be charged with arson even if you did not intend to start a fire.
This complex area of law requires that you have the best criminal attorney possible on your side from the very start.
Hiring an Attorney Is Your First Priority
A criminal charge of arson is serious and may carry penalties that can critically affect your future. You need to hire an attorney right away to ensure that your rights are protected and that the case is evaluated professionally.
There are factors that may mitigate or lessen the charge against you, and an experienced attorney can bring these factors to light.
The Stamps Law Group has legal professionals you can trust to help you defend against any kind of arson charge and “Fight the Good Fight” on your behalf. Call today at (866) JTLAW-66 or (866) 585-2966 to set up your consultation.