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Second Degree Arson After the 4th of July in Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County Second Degree Arson by Fireworks

The 4th of July is a celebration of fun. Fireworks remain a central part of this national holiday, even if the government is trying to shut them down. No, Jefferson County government, we don't want your perfect world where no one is injured, because no one has any fun. Life is full of risks and a charge of 2nd Degree Arson is ridiculous simply because a dry field caught fire from a firecracker.

Third Degree Arson Charges in Jefferson and Arapahoe County, Colorado

3rd-Degree-Arson-Charges.jpgArson in the 3rd Degree or Third Degree Arson - One Crime for Fraud by Fire

Imagine someone who sets their business building on fire, because they want their insurance company to build them a newer, nicer building. If they are caught, they will be charged with Third Degree Arson, C.R.S. 18-4-104 in Jefferson and Araphaoe County.

Arson Charges Defense Attorney for Starting a Fire in Denver, Colorado

Arson.jpgArson Charges Lawyer in Boulder County Relate to Fire and Explosions - Big and Small

Fourth Degree Arson charges were filed recently against two men who were camping and allegedly failed to completely extinguish their fire. The campfire was later whipped by high winds and embers blown to nearby brush which ignited. The fire burned nearly 600 acres in Boulder County. This shows that felony charges can result from negligence related to fire - not just intentionally starting a fire. The biggest concern these men may face is millions of dollars of restitution for the losses caused by the fire.

Arson (C.R.S. 18-4-104) Attorney / Lawyer near Denver, Colorado

Arson is essentially setting fire to the property of another. When someone is charged with the crime, they need an attorney who will help protect their rights and fight for their freedom. Fire crimes are multi-tiered criminal offenses which can be charged as any one of four crimes; First Degree Arson (C.R.S. 18-4-102), Second Degree Arson (C.R.S. 18-4-103), Third Degree Arson (C.R.S. 18-4-104), and Fourth Degree Arson (C.R.S. 18-4-105). In an exceptional way, this crime is one of the few crimes that any of the four different degrees could all be charged as a felony.

Fire-Breather Faces Arson Charge in Colorado, C.R.S. 18-4-101

Last year, a man was charged with two counts of Arson as he performed as a fire-breather in Weld County, Colorado. Witnesses said he spit ignited fluid towards two men (don't try that at home!).  He was also charged with two counts of Reckless Endangerment (C.R.S. 18-3-208).

Arson Fires in Colorado? C.R.S. 18-4-101

With the fires raging in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Fort Collins (Larimer County) and now Boulder (Boulder County), I can't help but think some of these fires may be caused by Arson, C.R.S. 18-4-101. Arson in Colorado generally involves the knowing or reckless starting of a fire.

19-year-olds Arrested for Arson in Estes Park, Colorado

Two young men were arrested for Arson in Estes Park for starting a fire in a home after they robbed it. Accordingly to The Denver Post, the two 19-year-old Estes Park, Colorado, residents are facing felony charges for first degree arson (a class 3 felony) and second degree burglary (a class four felony in our state) as well as a misdemeanor theft change. Upon arrest the young men were taken to Larimer County, Colorado, jail. (C.R.S 18-4-102, C.R.S. 18-4-203)

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  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
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  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
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