Arson is defined as the act of setting a fire with the willful and malicious intent to cause damage to said structure. There are several degrees of arson:

  • 1st degree – homes, schools, and churches
  • 2nd degree – vehicles and vacant structures
  • 3rd degree  – personal property

Arson is a very serious charge with severe penalties if convicted. If you, a family member, or a friend has been charged with arson, then you need to retain the services of a qualified attorney immediately to protect the rights of the accused.

David B. Franks, a Criminal Defense Attorney with many years of experience, will act immediately to protect your rights. Mr. Franks can provide the aggressive, personalized representation that you need if you are facing a charge of arson. Call David B. Franks today, at 847.854.7700, to schedule an appointment to review and evaluate your case.

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