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Minnesota and Wisconsin Arson Defense Services

Minnesota and Wisconsin Arson Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know is under investigation or has been arrested for arson, it is essential that you consult an arson defense lawyer immediately. Arson charges in Minnesota and Wisconsin are serious and carry severe penalties if convicted. By consulting a lawyer regarding arson charges early on, you can get a clear understanding of what your rights are and will have the protection of a qualified legal professional who can help you during police questioning and throughout the investigation and prosecution.

Defining Arson in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Arson is a crime defined as the willful, wrongful and unjustifiable setting of property on fire. A fire caused by accident or ordinary carelessness is not considered arson. However, when reckless or intentional actions lead to a fire, a person may find themselves accused of arson.

Arson is commonly associated with other crimes. In many cases, it is committed for the purpose of covering up a previous crime or to commit insurance fraud. The accused is usually charged with multiple crimes and may be prosecuted and convicted for multiple crimes. Increased penalties may be involved in certain cases. If the act of arson leads to the death of a person, the arsonist should expect to be charged with homicide. Chmielewski Law Office can work to reduce charges and will vigorously defend its clients against any and all charges.

Handling These Intensely Prosecuted Cases

Arson crimes are usually well-prosecuted due to the forensic evidence left at an arson scene. Of course, a Minnesota or Wisconsin county attorney will charge a person with arson and must prove that the act of arson was committed beyond a reasonable doubt. However, unlike many criminal cases, because arson often causes the complete or partial destruction of insured property, an insurance company and its investigators may also be working against the accused. All parties will move quickly, so it is important that the accused immediately retain an experienced arson defense lawyer.

Free Consultation With a Minnesota and Wisconsin Defense Attorney

Property crimes can be very serious offenses. Don't think that because no one was injured during the offense that you will be let off lightly. In order to be certain that you will receive the best possible results in court, you need an experienced Minnesota or Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer fighting for you every step of the way. Contact Chmielewski Law Office, with offices in Woodbury, Minnesota to learn how we can help you with your arson or damage to property charges today. Call us toll-free at 866-446-6529.

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