Arson Lawyer in Orlando
Award-Winning Criminal Defense to Fight for You
Arson occurs when a person willfully and unlawfully damages a dwelling or a structure by using fire or explosives/explosions. In Florida, it is considered very serious and is punished to the full extent. If you were charged with arson, it is crucial that you work with an Orlando arson lawyer to get started on building an effective defense as soon as possible. At Parikh Law, we have handled many different public order crimes cases, and we understand what it takes to help you protect yourself.
Florida Laws Surrounding Arson
In Florida, arson can be punished as either a first-, second-, or third-degree felony. If any property that was damaged by fire was a dwelling occupied by people or a structure where people are normally present—such as a jail, a mall, or a place of worship—the crime will likely be charged as a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison, 30 years’ probation, and a fine of $10,000.
If the structure damaged was not occupied, was not a dwelling, and was not a place where people normally gather, the crime will likely be charged as a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years’ probation, and a $10,000 fine.
How We Can Fight for You
Mr. Parikh handles all criminal defense cases, and our team has obtained many results ending in dismissals, acquittals, or otherwise favorable outcomes. Let us help you fight for the best possible resolution to your case. During your free consultation, we can go over the details of your situation to give you a clear picture of what to expect throughout your legal proceedings. Don’t face the charges alone. Get help from a criminal defense attorney you can trust.