Are you facing arson charges? If you are being investigated for or have been charged with arson, you must find a lawyer immediately. Lustberg Law Offices, LLC has the experience and knowledge that you need to combat these charges and present an aggressive defense. With two offices, one in Hackensack, NJ, and one in New York City, our law firm can represent you in either state. We will work hard to protect your freedom and fight for your case.
Arson is defined as burning a building or structure so that you can collect insurance money or for another unlawful purpose. In addition, this charge can be levied for a deliberate burning or explosion that damages land or vehicles. If the property is not your own, you can be charged with arson even if it is due to recklessness.
In New Jersey, arson charges fall into two categories – ordinary arson and aggravated arson. The lesser offense of ordinary arson describes the crime of starting a fire or explosion on your own property or another person’s property while recklessly: placing another person in danger, placing a building or structure in danger, or committing the crime to collect insurance from a property’s damage or destruction, or destroying or damaging a structure to get an exemption from a zoning law, planning law, regulation, etc., or placing a forest in danger of either destruction or damage. Significant damage is not necessary for a charge to be filed. “Ordinary” arson can be punished by as much as 5 years in prison.
At Lustberg Law, attorney Adam M. Lustberg and our team of New Jersey arson defense attorneys may be able to provide you with more information about your case and how you may be able to fight the charges against you.
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The intention of the defendant is usually what makes the difference between aggravated or simple arson. An aggravated offense is with the purpose of causing injury by setting off an explosion or fire to damage a building, forest, or other structure. Simple arson is when you intentionally or recklessly endanger another person, or set fire to a building with the purpose of destroying it.
Certain facts can make the crime a first-degree offense. A crime of the first level is when you pay someone to set fire to something. It is also first-degree arson if the target structure was a house of worship. This would result in a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment.
If you are facing arson charges, our attorneys at Lustberg Law Offices may be able to help. Arson defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg has years of experience in criminal defense and he may be able to help you protect yourself against your charges.
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New Jersey arson convictions can have different outcomes depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. In New Jersey, a person can suffer the following consequences if they commit arson:
New Jersey has a law that requires 85 percent of an arson conviction to be served without parole. A knowledgeable criminal defense firm like Adam M. Lustberg is important for arson cases. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys and legal professionals may be able to provide you with legal advice and help you receive a more favorable outcome. We will fight for your rights to protect your freedom.
Arson can be brought against someone who intentionally sets fire to infrastructure or causes an explosion to one. This offense may be committed in many different ways. For example, recklessly lighting wildfires or trying to set fire to one’s property to get insurance. Arson is an act where someone intentionally burns down property or a building.
Arson is a crime and criminal intent requires that a person who negligently starts a fire does not necessarily have to face the crime of arson. If there is a lot of negligence, a prosecutor might have a different view of the facts. A party could be charged with arson if he causes the forest to catch fire by throwing a lit cigar into the brush.
There are many defenses that can be used to defend against a charge of arson depending on what happened and where it occurred. These defenses include:
At Lustberg Law Offices, our skilled attorneys and New Jersey criminal lawyer Adam M. Lustberg works hard to help clients create a strong criminal defense for their arson cases.
We have years of experience in courts through NJ and NY and a proven track record of success in criminal cases.
Aggravated arson is when a person knowingly or purposely sets a fire for one of the following reasons:
The potential penalties/punishment for aggravated arson are a prison term of up to 10 years and, in some cases, substantially longer. Contact defense lawyer Adam M. Lustberg to get more information about which type of arson you are being charged with.
When a fire is investigated there are many different facets that are evaluated. An experienced arson attorney will be able to go through the evidence and retain an expert to dispute that evidence. This can be essential to your defense and can lead to your acquittal or a reduction of your charge to a lesser offense.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg and his law office team of legal professionals have experience dealing with arson cases. He may be able to help you with your case, too.
Call us today at (201) 880-5311 to schedule a consultation of your case with a skilled attorney for criminal defense.