Columbus OH Arson Criminal Attorney – Columbus Ohio Arson Defense Lawyer

The crime of Columbus Ohio arson is punished by law enforcement in Columbus and by specific penal codes

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A person is guilty of Columbus OH arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forestland, or property.

(a) Columbus Arson that causes great bodily injury is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years.

(b) Columbus Arson that causes an inhabited structure or inhabited property to burn is a felony punishable by imprisonment in Columbus Ohio prison for three, five, or eight years.

(c) Columbus Arson of a structure or forestland is a Columbus Ohio felony punishable by imprisonment in the Columbus OH prison for two, four, or six years.

(d) Columbus Arson of property is a felony punishable by imprisonment in Columbus Ohio prison for 16 months, two, or three years.  For purposes of this paragraph, arson of property do not include one burning or causing to be burned his or her own personal property unless there is intent to defraud or there is injury to another person or another person's structure, forestland, or property.

The crime of arson in Columbus OH is punishable by prison. Because of the ease with which fire spreads in our local climate and the potential for Columbus wildfires burning out of control, the crime of Arson is aggressively prosecuted in Columbus no matter which state or which Columbus you reside in.

If you have been accused of Columbus arson, or are being investigated for the crime of arson, you can expect to be investigated by skilled arson investigators, in addition to detectives and police.  Columbus OH Law enforcement will begin gathering evidence immediately when called to investigate a fire.

Most times, there is very little physical evidence left at the scene of a Columbus fire, and the evidence that does remain is subject to interpretation. If you or a loved one has been contacted by law enforcement investigating arson in the local surrounding area you live in, or if you have been arrested and charged with Columbus Ohio arson, call Wise Laws right now!