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Arson

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What Is Arson?

Arson is typically intentionally setting fire to a building or property out of enjoyment or purposes of fraud. It can also be setting fire to land, forest, or a boat. Arson cases have a wide range of charges due to the chaotic nature and extensive damage that can be caused.

Arson charges can have very serious consequences. If you have been charged with arson in Olathe do not hesitate call Vinnie immediately at (913) 210-0844 or schedule a private consultation.

What Is Considered Arson?

Arson is if a person knowingly or accidentally, by means of fire or explosive, damage any building or property with the intention to injure or defraud an insurer of the property or the owner of the property. Arson is also damaging any property or building by fire or explosive as a result of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance. Arson is considered a property crime in the state of Kansas.

Punishments tend to be a more severe felony charge due to the potential to cause injuries or death. For this reason, you will need an Olathe trial lawyer who has the experience and knows the law. If you or a loved one has been charged with arson contact Vincent Rivera immediately at (913) 210-0844 for a free consultation.

Why Do People Commit Arson? 

Arson is committed for many reasons including but not limited to committing insurance fraud by burning down property to collect quick insurance settlements.

There Are Six Main Reasons Arson Is Committed:

  1. Vandalism
  2. Excitement
  3. Revenge
  4. Crime concealment
  5. Profit
  6. Extremism

What Is Aggravated Arson?

If Arson is committed while a person is in the building or property that is considered Aggravated Arson. Also, If a firefighter or law enforcement officer receives great bodily harm or disfigurement while fighting or investigating the fire that too is considered Aggravated Arson.

Being charged with Arson or Aggravated can have severe consequences and punishments. If you or a loved one have any questions or need counsel from an experienced Olathe arson attorney contact Vincent Rivera immediately.

Is Arson A Felony?

Level 6, Person felony (minimum 32 months imprisonment)

Knowingly, by means of fire or explosive damaging any building or property which is a dwelling (a house, apartment, or other place of residence.) in which another person has any interest without the consent of such other person.

Knowingly, by means of fire or explosive damaging any building or property is a dwelling (a house, apartment, or other place of residence.) with intent to injure or defraud an insurer or lienholder; is a severity level 6, person felony;

Level 7, nonperson felony (minimum 15 months imprisonment)

Knowingly, by means of fire or explosive damaging any building or property which is not a dwelling (a house, apartment, or other place of residence.) in which another person has any interest without the consent of such other person.

Knowingly, by means of fire or explosive damaging any building or property which is not a dwelling (a house, apartment, or other place of residence.) with intent to injure or defraud an insurer or lienholder.

Level 7, person felony (minimum 22 months imprisonment)

Accidentally, by means of fire or explosive as a result of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance damaging any building or property which is not a dwelling (a house, apartment, or other place of residence.).

Level 3, person felony (minimum 89 months imprisonment)

Aggravated arson is committed upon a building or property in which there is a human being and results in a substantial risk of bodily harm.

Aggravated arson which results in great bodily harm or disfigurement to a firefighter or law enforcement officer in the course of fighting or investigating the fire.

Level 6, person felony (minimum 32 months imprisonment)

Aggravated arson is committed upon a building or property in which there is a human being and results in a no substantial risk of bodily harm.

OUR OLATHE FIRM CAN HELP 

If you have been charged with arson or aggravated arson you need help that gives your individual case or situation the attention you deserve.

Our firm has the experience and education to help you or your loved ones when they need it. Schlagel Long Rivera, LLC represents clients in Johnson County and Wyandotte County, Kansas including cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Leavenworth and Douglas. 


Contact us today to set up an appointment with an arson attorney in Olathe from Schlagel Long Rivera, LLC!


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