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Don’t Get Burned by An Arson Charge

We all know accidental fires – playing with matches, as they say – can escalate into a tremendous loss. In those cases when the intent is absent, the prosecutor will have a difficult time pressing for serious charges. If you are charged with arson or under investigation for arson or even know you started a fire that may lead authorities to you, be it an accidental startup or a prank gone very wrong, come forward and seek legal counsel at your first opportunity.

At The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher in Wayne, New Jersey, we offer trial-focused criminal defense services based on decades of experience. We use the details of each case to prepare for any challenge – from settlement negotiations to a full trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss an arson charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength.

How to Respond to Questioning About a Possible Arson

Arson is a property crime that involves deliberately and maliciously causing destruction by fire setting. The value of the property destroyed determines the degree of the arson charge. Oftentimes, arson is the catalyst for insurance fraud when a person intentionally sets fire to illegally gain financially on the damages it causes.

If you are being questioned for your role in a fire that authorities believe was deliberately set or arrested for arson, DO NOT talk to the police about the incident. Period. DO NOT try to even suggest it was an accident, implicating yourself. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity.

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Choose Representation Backed by Experience

Defense attorney Joel Bacher has over 40 years of experience as a litigator, with extensive experience in civil and criminal trials. Every case handled by The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher is prepared as if it is going to trial; attention to detail puts you in a stronger position to negotiate and mitigate your charges. We offer:

  • Free initial consultations

  • Extensive trial experience

  • 24/7/365 call center and availability

  • Evening hours for personal meetings

All of our services are backed by the expertise of an attorney certified to practice in New York, New Jersey and all federal courts.

Contact Us Today

If you think an accidental fire might lead to an arson charge, or you are already under investigation, there is no time to waste. Contact us and schedule a free initial consultation. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.