Arson Defense Attorneys in Syracuse
Fighting for Your Rights in the Face of Serious Charges
Arson, or the intentional act of setting fire to land, buildings, cars, or other personal or public property, is a serious crime. The state of New York takes arson charges seriously and prosecutors will often seek the maximum penalty for the accused. Investigations can last months, even years, which is why, if you suspect or know you are under investigation for arson, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
At Cambareri & Brenneck, our skilled Syracuse arson defense attorneys can help you determine your options. We are committed to building a strong defense on your behalf and, as former prosecutors, we know how to anticipate the prosecution’s next move. We use this knowledge to your advantage, offering uncompromising representation as we aggressively advocate for you every step of the way.
Facing arson charges? Our firm can fight for you. Call us at (315) 215-0517 to get started with a free, confidential case evaluation today.
What Are the Penalties for an Arson Conviction in New York?
Penalties for arson convictions range based on the severity of the charges. A misdemeanor arson conviction can result in fines whereas felony arson can result in 15-25 years to life in prison.
Minimum penalties for an arson conviction in the state of New York are as follows:
- Fifth Degree Arson: If convicted of misdemeanor arson, it is possible to avoid jail time, though the maximum sentence is 1 year in jail.
- Fourth Degree Arson: Possible sentence of 1-3 years in jail
- Third Degree Arson: Possible sentence of 1-15 years in prison
- Second Degree Arson: Considered a “B” violent felony, this conviction can result in 5-25 years to life in prison.
- First Degree Arson: A conviction can result in 15-25 years or life in prison.
At Cambareri & Brenneck, we understand what it takes to fight for your rights in the face of serious charges. Our team looks at the facts of your case and can build common defenses against arson, including lack of proof of intent, invalid science, insufficient evidence, and whether or not the fire was a result of natural causes.
Contact Us for a Free, Confidential Consultation
If you’re facing criminal charges for arson, your future is at stake. It’s crucial that you contact an experienced arson defense attorney in Syracuse who can help you begin building your defense. At Cambareri & Brenneck, we fight for the rights of the accused throughout Central New York. Our dedicated attorneys aggressively advocate for your rights, your freedom, and your future.
Contact us at (315) 215-0517 to find out how our firm can help you. We offer free initial case evaluations and are available 24/7 to assist you.