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Charlotte Arson Defense Lawyers

As we all know, buildings, including homes and offices, catch fire for a multitude of different reasons. It may be that someone accidentally left a candle burning when he or she left the house, it could be a natural disaster or it could be the intentional act of someone. After an investigation, if it is determined to be an intentional act, criminal charges will be filed immediately.

If an insurance claim is filed, by the accused, as a result of the fire, a possible collateral consequence of being charged with arson could be insurance fraud. If you face charges for arson, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney before making any statements to anyone, specifically police.

At Randall & Stump, PLLC, we can help you understand your rights, the charges you face and potential defense strategies that may be available. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling crimes of violence, such as arson, in both state and federal courts throughout North Carolina.

Contact us online today or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to set up a free initial consultation with a skilled Charlotte arson defense attorney.

Arson Charges in North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are two different degrees or levels of arson for charging and punishment purposes, which are first-degree and second-degree arson.

  • To warrant a charge of first-degree arson, the dwelling or building, which was burned, must have been occupied. First-degree arson is considered a Class D felony.
  • To warrant a charge of second-degree arson, the dwelling or building does not have to be occupied. Second-degree arson is considered to be a Class G felony for punishment purposes.

It is important to hire a skilled and knowledgeable defense lawyer if you or a loved one is facing arson charges. Whether you are under a pre-charge investigation or have already been charged with arson, it is essential you hire an attorney with the skill and expertise to appropriately defend your case.

Contact Our Mecklenburg County Arson Defense Attorneys

If you face arson charges in North Carolina, we are here to provide you with the skilled defense representation you need. Contact us today online or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to set up a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Charlotte arson defense attorney.