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Arson Charges Lawyer Bowling Green, Ohio

610 5th St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Attorney Andrew R. Schuman

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Arson Charges Lawyer Bowling Green, Ohio

Attorney Andrew R. Schuman

610 5th St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Arson Charges Lawyer Bowling Green OH

If you, or someone you know, has been charged with arson, it is important to have skilled counsel by your side (preferably before talking to the police). Sometimes what you say to the police implicates you far more than the act itself, as those charged with arson are not often caught at the scene.

What is arson in Ohio? Arson is knowingly, by means of fire or explosion, “cause, or create a substantial risk, of physical harm to any property of another without . . .consent . . . .”, including an unoccupied structure. Arson may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.  If there is a risk of serious physical harm, or the property is owned by the government, arson may be charged as a felony. Juveniles are often charged with arson for starting small fires that create only a minor risk of harm to property or a building. However, if the arson is in an occupied structure it is likely going to be charged as a felony. Keep in mind, the Ohio General Assembly  updated the Arson statute in March, 2017 – making it all that much more important to hire an attorney who is current with new law.

An Arson conviction carries serious and costly consequences. An Ohio Arson charge can lead a jail sentence, fine and probation. Moreover, Courts often order the defendant to repay the costs of investigating and prosecuting the case. These costs could far exceed the potential fines, court costs, and legal fees – making it all that much more important to hire an experienced Bowling Green, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer to help you. Attorney Schuman will hold the court to the extensive procedures it must follow before it could issue a restitution order in your case.

Finally, Arson is certainly not something you would want to include on an application for employment or school. For this reason alone, you owe it to yourself to at least talk to Attorney Schuman about your case. Remember, the initial consultation is free.

 

Arson Charges Lawyer Bowling Green OH

If you, or someone you know, has been charged with arson, it is important to have skilled counsel by your side (preferably before talking to the police). Sometimes what you say to the police implicates you far more than the act itself, as those charged with arson are not often caught at the scene.

What is arson in Ohio? Arson is knowingly, by means of fire or explosion, “cause, or create a substantial risk, of physical harm to any property of another without . . .consent . . . .”, including an unoccupied structure. Arson may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.  If there is a risk of serious physical harm, or the property is owned by the government, arson may be charged as a felony. Juveniles are often charged with arson for starting small fires that create only a minor risk of harm to property or a building. However, if the arson is in an occupied structure it is likely going to be charged as a felony. Keep in mind, the Ohio General Assembly  updated the Arson statute in March, 2017 – making it all that much more important to hire an attorney who is current with new law.

An Arson conviction carries serious and costly consequences. An Ohio Arson charge can lead a jail sentence, fine and probation. Moreover, Courts often order the defendant to repay the costs of investigating and prosecuting the case. These costs could far exceed the potential fines, court costs, and legal fees – making it all that much more important to hire an experienced Bowling Green, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer to help you. Attorney Schuman will hold the court to the extensive procedures it must follow before it could issue a restitution order in your case.

Finally, Arson is certainly not something you would want to include on an application for employment or school. For this reason alone, you owe it to yourself to at least talk to Attorney Schuman about your case. Remember, the initial consultation is free.

 

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