Facing Federal Arson Charges?
Retain A Trusted Miami Federal Crimes Lawyer
As with most
federal charges, you face elevated penalties if charged in federal court as opposed to
state courts. Arson is no different—if your case meets certain requirements,
you could face federal arson charges. This means you need an aggressive Miami
criminal defense attorney with experience fighting federal charges by your side to protect you.
Lead Attorney Rothman is supremely qualified to handle criminal defense
cases of all kinds—he is a Board Certified Criminal Trial lawyer
by The Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and a Board
Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of
Trial Advocacy. You can trust Rothman & Associates, P.A. has
all the resources needed to fight back against criminal charges to get your life back when
you face federal charges.
What constitutes federal arson?
Arson is the criminal burning of homes, businesses, and other property.
In most cases, arson is a state offense; certain circumstances can make
it a concern of the federal government, making it absolutely necessary
that you retain a seasoned Miami criminal defense attorney.
Arson is prosecuted on the federal level if:
- It occurs in an overseas U.S. Territory
- It is racially motivated or a hate crime
- The property burned is owned or leased by the U.S. government
- Religious property, such as a church, is involved
- If the offense intentionally created a significant risk of death or serious
bodily injury to others
If convicted, you stand to face up to 25 years in federal prison and possible
payment of repairing or preplacing the destroyed property.
Fight Back against Your Charges
A conviction is not the final word in any case, and our Miami criminal
defense lawyers can petition on your behalf in federal court on your behalf.
The prosecution needs to be able to place you at the scene of the crime
in the first place, and establish that you were responsible for the conflagration.
Even if you were responsible for the fire, if you did not intend to set
it, it may be difficult to charge you of a federal offense, which could
mean a lighter sentence if convicted.
The fierce advocacy our firm can provide for you can make all the difference,
so reach out to the firm and begin your legal defense today!
Call Rothman & Associates, P.A. right away at
(305) 570-4439 to retain skilled defense!