Chicago Arson Lawyer
Aggressive Defense Against Charges of Arson
Are you accused of committing the felony crime of arson? Your future freedom
could be lost if you are not successfully defended. This is a very serious
criminal offense, heavily punished under state law. At my firm, the Law
Offices of Mitch Furman, I offer aggressive representation for the defense
against charges of arson in Chicago, IL. When criminal charges have been
filed against you, accusing you of committing arson, contact me as early
as possible. If you become aware that you are the target of an arson investigation,
exercise your right to remain silent.
Looking for a Lawyer for an Arson Case in Chicago?
Law enforcement and arson investigators may believe you are the perpetrator
and everything you do or say will be used to support this theory. No person
is safe in an interrogation without an attorney. There are countless cases
in which an innocent person eventually confessed. Why? The pressure becomes
too much to bear. Don't take any chances if you are facing charges
of arson. Get in touch at once and I will take action to protect your
rights, and manage any situation in which you are questioned about a fire.
I care about my clients, and I like to win for them. I work long, hard
hours crafting a
defense case, and I engage in a careful evaluation of every piece of evidence. As there
is no case that doesn't contain some flaw or error, I need to identify
the holes in the case against you and build your case.
Penalties for Arson
There are heavy penalties imposed in an arson conviction. These penalties
include the following:
- 3 – 7 years for setting fire to an uninhabited structure
- 4 – 10 years for arson on another's property
- 6 – 30 years for arson of an uninhabited dwelling
- 6 – 30 years for arson causing great bodily injury
Searching for an attorney for arson in Chicago? Arson is a very serious
criminal offense. You may be charged with the crime and be completely
innocent. It could be a case of mistaken identity, an accident or you
may have been forced to participate, fearful that you would be harmed
if you didn't. No matter what occurred, it is imperative that you
have a Chicago arson lawyer that knows what it takes to win a case at
trial. I am on your side, 100%, and all I am interested in is you, your
rights, and fighting to help you preserve your freedom.
There are some cases of arson which are more serious, termed "aggravated
arson." These are cases in which a structure is knowingly damaged
when the perpetrator should have known that people may be present in the
structure, or if any person suffers injury, permanent disability or disfigurement,
or in cases in which a fireman, policeman or similar public servant is
injured while performing their duties as a result of the act of arson.
This is a Class X felony, with a mandatory prison sentence. If convicted,
you will not avoid spending a minimum of 6 years in state prison, and
the potential for serving 30 years is very possible.
Need an attorney for an arson case in Chicago? Don't take chances if
you are accused of arson.
Call me at my firm. I know how to help you fight back.