Given the threat to life and property often involved in arson cases, Los Angeles prosecutors vigorously prosecute defendants accused of arson.
California law prohibits the willful and malicious setting of fire to the property of another.
However, it also criminalizes recklessly setting fire to the property of another. If you are accused of setting fire to your own property, you can only be convicted if the purpose was fraudulent, as in the case of attempting to collect insurance proceeds, or if the fire injures another person or his or her property.
Our team at Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, includes experienced and aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers who have over 60 combined years of experience defending people accused of arson. Robert Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney and is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers for several years and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News. The experience and capabilities that Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, attorneys will bring to your arson defense are unmatched.