Arson is a serious crime and, depending on the severity and charges, a conviction could send you to prison for up to 20 years and leave you with hundreds of dollars in fines. If you or someone you know is facing arson charges, you need an experienced attorney, like Robert L. Sepp, on your side. He’s a criminal defense attorney with nearly 20 years of experience serving clients throughout Oregon. Contact him today at his law firm, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, to see if your case qualifies for a free consultation.
What Are The Different Kinds Of Arson?
Different types of arson include first-degree and second-degree arson. You may be charged with arson in the first degree if you start a fire or cause an explosion that intentionally damages:
- Protected property of another person
- Any property, including your own, where the fire puts someone in danger of physical harm or puts the protected property of another in danger of damage
- Any property, including your own, where the fire causes a firefighter or peace officer to become injured in the line of duty
First-degree arson is a Class A felony. If convicted, you can face up to 20 years in prison and up to $375,000 in fines.
You may be charged with arson in the second degree if you start a fire or cause an explosion that intentionally damages:
- Any building of another person that isn’t protected property
- Any property of another person and the property damages are over $750
Second-degree arson is a Class C felony, and if you are convicted, you could face up to five years in prison and fines of up to $125,000.
Serious criminal charges like these need a dedicated and experienced arson attorney on whom you can rely. Mr. Sepp knows the serious nature of these crimes and knows how to best defend you.
Speak With An Arson Attorney Today
Arson convictions can have a lasting impact on your life, so if you or someone close to you is facing arson charges, it’s important that you discuss the case with a qualified arson attorney licensed in the state of Oregon. Mr. Sepp has extensive knowledge of the legal system in Oregon. He has close to 20 years of experience successfully defending clients facing arson and other criminal charges in Oregon. His team will prepare the best possible strategy for your case and do everything in its power to get the charges against you dropped.
Located in West Linn, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is proud to represent clients in the Portland metro area, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Bend, Medford, Eugene and throughout the entire state of Oregon.