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Virginia Beach Arson Lawyer

Fighting For The Justice You Deserve

Arson is the intentional or malicious burning of a structure or property in order to cause damage or bodily injury to another individual. If you have been accused of committing arson in Virginia, it’s imperative to retain legal representation from our Virginia Beach criminal lawyer immediately.

The following factors must be proven to convict an individual on arson charges:

  • The fire was started intentionally
  • The accused person started the fire
  • Malicious intent

Arson Penalties

The punishment for an arson conviction depends on a number of circumstances. If the dwelling was unoccupied at the time of the alleged arson, then the charge is a Class 4 felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 10 years and a fine of up to $100,000.

If the dwelling was occupied, then the charge is a Class 1 felony, which is punishable by life imprisonment or death and a fine of up to $100,000. Even if you are accused of assisting an arson, you can be also be punished for a Class 1 felony.

If the crime was the malicious burning or destruction of a meeting house (courthouse, townhouse, college, school, retail establishment), it is a Class 3 felony is anyone was in the building and a Class 4 felony if no one was present.

Other circumstances, along with their associated punishment, include:

  • If personal property destroyed was valued at more than $200 – Class 4 felony
  • If personal property destroyed was valued at less than $200 – Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Arson committed as a result of another type of felony attempt – Class 4 felony
  • Maliciously setting a land fire – Class 6 felony
  • Carelessly damaging fire by fire – Class 4 misdemeanor

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    Our client was seeking a protective order against her husband to obtain exclusive use and possession of the home and to require him to have no future hostile contact with her.

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    Our client was alleged to have illegally possessed alcohol in the city of Norfolk.

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    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped.

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    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home and an upper hand in their divorce proceedings.

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    Our client was charged fourth offense driving under the influence.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Chesapeake Circuit Court - Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor – Felony – Virginia Beach General District Court Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

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    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge.

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    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers arrived on a call for service in a church parking lot.

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