Arson Criminal Defense Attorney

Atlanta Arson Defense Attorney​

In Georgia, Arson is broken down into two different categories. Arson in the first degree and Arson in the second degree. 

First Degree Arson

A person commits the offense of arson in the first degree when, by means of fire or explosive, he or she knowingly damages or knowingly causes, aids, abets, advises, encourages, hires, counsels, or procures another to damage to a house, building, vehicle, aircraft, watercraft or other structure.

Second and Third Degree Arson

Arson in the second degree occurs when a person knowingly causes or aids another person to commit arson. A person will be charged with third degree Arson if another person causes damages to property by means of fire or explosive in the monetary value of such properly is at least twenty-five dollars.

Being charged with first or second degree arson could come with severe punishments.  The maximum penalty for a conviction of first degree arson is twenty years in prison along with a hefty fine.

A second degree arson conviction may come with a ten year sentence, and a third degree conviction for arson can land a person in prison for up to five years. It is important to hire an attorney that will seek justice. Call the Law Offices of Gilbert Sperling, III today for a free initial telephone consultation or use the contact form on this page.

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