Arson is defined as the act of setting a fire with the willful and malicious intent to cause damage to said structure.
There are several degrees of arson:
- 1st degree – homes, schools, and churches
- 2nd degree – vehicles and vacant structures
- 3rd degree – personal property
Arson is a very serious charge with severe penalties if convicted. If you, a family member, or a friend has been charged with arson, then you need to retain the services of a qualified attorney immediately to protect the rights of the accused.
David B. Franks, a Criminal Defense Attorney with many years of experience, will act immediately to protect your rights. Mr. Franks can provide the aggressive, personalized representation that you need if you are facing a charge of arson. Call David B. Franks today, at 847.854.7700, to schedule an appointment to review and evaluate your case.