Santa Monica Arson Criminal Attorney – Santa Monica Arson Defense Lawyer

The crime of Santa Monica California arson is punished by law enforcement in Santa Monica and by specific penal codes

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A person is guilty of Santa Monica CA arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forestland, or property.

(a) Santa Monica Arson that causes great bodily injury is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years.

(b) Santa Monica Arson that causes an inhabited structure or inhabited property to burn is a felony punishable by imprisonment in Santa Monica California prison for three, five, or eight years.

(c) Santa Monica Arson of a structure or forestland is a Santa Monica California felony punishable by imprisonment in the Santa Monica CA prison for two, four, or six years.

(d) Santa Monica Arson of property is a felony punishable by imprisonment in Santa Monica California prison for 16 months, two, or three years.  For purposes of this paragraph, arson of property do not include one burning or causing to be burned his or her own personal property unless there is intent to defraud or there is injury to another person or another person's structure, forestland, or property.

The crime of arson in Santa Monica CA is punishable by prison. Because of the ease with which fire spreads in our local climate and the potential for Santa Monica wildfires burning out of control, the crime of Arson is aggressively prosecuted in Santa Monica no matter which state or which Santa Monica you reside in.

If you have been accused of Santa Monica arson, or are being investigated for the crime of arson, you can expect to be investigated by skilled arson investigators, in addition to detectives and police.  Santa Monica CA Law enforcement will begin gathering evidence immediately when called to investigate a fire.

Most times, there is very little physical evidence left at the scene of a Santa Monica fire, and the evidence that does remain is subject to interpretation. If you or a loved one has been contacted by law enforcement investigating arson in the local surrounding area you live in, or if you have been arrested and charged with Santa Monica California arson, call Wise Laws right now!