In the State of Florida, arson is a very serious crime. Each year, the State and local communities suffer severe financial losses from fire. Because of this, fires are thoroughly investigated by local police and insurance companies. In situations where arson may be involved involved, police make serious efforts to locate the individual responsible for the crime. If you have been charged with – or think you may be a suspect in – an arson, call us today at 813-281-2897 for a free consultation. Arson carries severe penalties and it is imperative that you begin working on your case immediately. A conviction of first degree arson may result in penalties that include up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
In Florida, even if the fire was started accidentally, the responsible party can be charged with arson where a prosecutor feels that negligence was involved. Since an assistant State Attorney will likely only charge an individual with arson after an extensive investigation and case preparation, hiring a fully competent arson defense lawyer is extremely important. Our staff has three former prosecutors who know how the State is building its case against you. We will use that information to help build your defense and will fight to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Call today – a member of our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 813-281-2897. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.