Arson Defense Lawyer in Richmond
Skilled Defense against Arson Charges in Richmond
Arson is known as "malicious burning" in Virginia. It can be
charged as a state or a federal crime. The maximum possible penalty for
arson is life in prison. Fortunately for those who are facing these charges,
the burden of proof is on the prosecution, and the level of proof is high.
If you are being investigated or have been arrested or charged with arson,
do not delay in getting an experienced Richmond criminal defense attorney
on your side.
Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law is a former prosecutor who never lost
a jury trial. He is an experienced
criminal defense attorney with an impressive list of
case results, including victories against some very serious charges. He is a skilled
negotiator and seasoned litigator with experience defending clients in
federal court. You can rest assured that he has the skill and dedication
to protect your rights and aggressively fight for the best possible outcome
in your situation.
Richmond Arson Defense Attorney: Superior Criminal Defense
The prosecutor in an arson case must prove:
- That the fire was started intentionally;
- That the accused started the fire; and
- That the accused acted with malicious intent.
These elements can be difficult for the prosecution to prove, particularly
malicious intent, as it requires the prosecutor to show the state of mind
of the accused at the time of the offense. As a knowledgeable Richmond
criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Jones can extensively investigate the facts
and circumstances and vigorously challenge every element of the prosecution's case.
Arson is a felony offense. Penalties upon conviction can vary with the
circumstances, but it is certain that they will be severe. If you are
facing these charges, the skill and experience of your Richmond criminal
defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Do not take chances when your future and freedom are at stake.
Contact us for superior criminal defense against charges of arson.