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Arson - Criminal Defense

Lakeland Arson Defense Attorney, William Twyford, Esq., puts his experience as an Arson Criminal Defense Lawyer to work for those in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney William Twyford about your legal rights, options and goals involving Arson Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes.

Arson is a crime that involves the intentional and malicious setting of a fire to a home, building, woodland area, motor vehicle, or other types of personal or private property with intent to cause damage.

Science, technology and techniques have come a long way over the past few decades in helping to determine how a fire was started. However, the legal system still finds itself prosecuting individuals for criminal acts of arson to assert blame for accidental fires, or even prosecuting the wrong person for a criminal act of arson.

The elements of an arson crime the prosecution must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” in order to achieve a conviction includes, but may not be limited to:

  • That you were present at the structure or conveyance to commit the act of arson;

  • That you had means to commit the arson;

  • And that you carried out the act of arson.

It is not always required that the prosecution prove “motive” in an arson case. An example is if a person did not use good judgment or common sense when disposing of a cigarette in a woodland area or in a building where flammable materials are present.

While arson is typically charged as a felony crime, arson may also be prosecuted as a misdemeanor in the form of, "criminal mischief", or "destruction of property."

Depending on other factors of the alleged crime, the accused may face additional criminal charges such as burglary, criminal trespassing, robbery or theft, or even murder or manslaughter if the act of arson caused or directly contributed to the death of another.

A criminal conviction for arson may result in incarceration in jail (for misdemeanor crimes), incarceration in prison (for felony crimes), lengthy periods of probation, fines, or other mandatory classes, mandatory programs, or penalties that the court may have the authority to impose as a result of a criminal conviction.

If arrested and charged with committing an arson crime, make sure you become fully aware of your legal rights and the options that may be available to you under the law in order to reach the best possible outcome relating to the defense of arson or other criminal charges you are facing.

If have questions, concerns, or need to address legal issues relating to arson defense or other criminal defense matters, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive criminal defense attorney. At Twyford Law, LLC, you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights those accused, arrested and charged with arson or other criminal charges in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 to discuss your legal rights, options, and needs relating to Arson Crime Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes. You may also contact us by filling out and submitting our online case evaluation form.


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