Arson Lawyer in Denver, Colorado, C.R.S. 18-4-102

Colorado arson involves the crime of setting a structure or property on fire. Our defense lawyers advise that there are various degrees of arson that relate to how the fire was caused and what type of property was destroyed. The types of arson are:

Colorado Arson Charges in Jefferson County and Adams County by Statute

Here is a listing of the standard arson charges people are confronted with in Jefferson County and Adams County:

- C.R.S. 18-4-102 — First-Degree Arson

Occurs when a person knowingly sets fire to, burns, causes to be burned, or by the use of any explosive damages or destroys, or causes to be damaged or destroyed, any building or occupied structure of another without his consent.

- C.R.S. 18-4-103 — Second-Degree Arson

Takes place when a person knowingly sets fire to, burns, causes to be burned, or by the use of any explosive damages or destroys, or causes to be damaged or destroyed, any property of another without his consent, other than a building or occupied structure.

- C.R.S. 18-4-104 — Third-Degree Arson

Usually happens when a person, by means of fire or explosives, intentionally damages any property with intent to defraud.

- C.R.S. 18-4-105 — Fourth-Degree Arson

Happens when a person knowingly or recklessly starts or maintains a fire or causes an explosion, on his or her own property or that of another, and by so doing places another in danger of death or serious bodily injury or places any building or occupied structure of another in danger of damage.

Denver Attorney With Arson Experience

Our attorneys handled a Jefferson County felony arson matter in which an elderly woman was charged with setting her nursing home room on fire. The district attorney filed the charges against the woman who had mental health issues. She was not arrested until several years after the charges were filed, despite publicly listing her address in the phone book. After filing a complex motion related to the government's failure to prosecute and a lengthy hearing, a Jefferson County District Court judge agreed with our position. The case was dismissed.

No matter what arson crime you have been investigated for or charged with, you need an experienced Colorado criminal attorney to fight for you. The sooner that you hire an attorney to represent you, the more likely it will be to have a favorable outcome in your situation. Remember, an experienced attorney can start fighting a charge immediately after being hired. In many cases, critical evidence is lost if there is a delay in the defense investigation. The effect of your lawyer's work can often result in the entire case being dropped, having charges reduced or an acquittal at trial. It is imperative that you hire a lawyer as soon as possible.

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In the face of an arrest or an arson investigation, you must find the most capable and dedicated Colorado defense attorney available. Speak with a criminal attorney who is prepared and experienced to protect your constitutional rights. Contact the O'Malley Law Office, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation with a criminal lawyer who defends arson charges in the Denver area and nearby in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County and Adams County, and throughout Colorado. So, if you have been contacted by a Colorado police officer or Colorado firefighter regarding any potential arson charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us right away at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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