Arson is a serious charge. Knowing the potential charges involved with the crime is vital to your case firstly. Above all, you need an attorney with the experience to fight the charge. Trust in the arson defense attorneys of Goff Voltin to provide you with a rigorous defense.
If any person maliciously
- burns, or by use of explosive device/substance destroys, in whole or in part, or causes to be burned or destroyed, or
- aids, counsels or procures the burning or destruction of any dwelling house or manufactured home whether belonging to himself or another, or any occupied hotel, hospital, mental health facility, or other house in which persons usually dwell or lodge, any occupied railroad car, boat, vessel, or river craft in which persons usually dwell or lodge, or any occupied jail or prison, or any occupied church or occupied building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church,
“To establish arson, the Commonwealth must prove the fire was of incendiary origin and the accused was the guilty agent in the burning. Augustine v. Commonwealth, 220 Va. 120 (1983).
Charges for arson are often hard to fight due to potential motives. A Lawyer with experience fighting arson charges is important to properly refute claims against you. In short, legal support is helpful for these cases.
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