Arson is a very serious offense and is charged when it is believed that a person intentionally sets fire to a home, property or business. Portable structures and vehicles are applied to the statutes as well. Arson cases generally insight a lot of interest from law enforcement due to the fact that arson is a crime that is commonly associated with other criminal activity. Examples of this are an attempt to collect an insurance policy on a vehicle, structure or business that can easily trigger a fraud charge. Our office works with experienced arson investigators to analyze the evidence gathered by the State in an effort to attack its credibility and prepare a defense for you. We will file all available motions in good faith to exclude improperly or tainted evidence that the State will certainly use against you in trial. Success with these motions, enables your attorney to, in some circumstances, have charges amended to less serious offenses and in some cases can even lead to dismissal of your case.

What Are You Charged With?

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Florida StatuteFelony DegreeDescription

LEVEL 2

2590.28(1)
3rd
Willful, malicious, or intentional burning.

LEVEL 3

817.233
3rd
Burning to defraud insurer.

LEVEL 6

806.031(2)
2nd
Arson resulting in great bodily harm to firefighter or any other person.

LEVEL 7

806.01(2)
2nd
Maliciously damage structure by fire or explosive.

LEVEL 8

806.01(1)
1st
Maliciously damage dwelling or structure by fire or explosive, believing person in structure.