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Arson charges are serious and have serious penalties. Call a Philadelphia arson lawyer today to help you fight the charges against you.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania defines arson when a person

“intentionally starts a fire or causes an explosion, or if he aids, counsels, pays or agrees to pay another to cause a fire or explosion, whether on his own property or on that of another, and if (i) he thereby recklessly places another person in danger of death or bodily injury, including but not limited to a firefighter, police officer or other person…actively engaged in fighting the fire; or (ii) he commits the act with the purpose of…destroying or damaging an inhabited building or occupied structure of another.”

How A Prosecutor Can Have You Convicted Of Arson

A prosecutor does not need to prove that you wanted to burn the building in question – he or she only needs to prove that the fire was intentionally set by you. Also, the building that was affected by the fire does not need to be burned completely and it does not even have to be an inhabited structure. It is very easy for a prosecutor to employ an untrained “fire investigator” who has no knowledge of the science of fire to testify as an expert witness to the court.

How To Fight Arson Charges With A Philadelphia Arson Lawyer

Hiring an experienced arson lawyer is the first step to fighting the charges against you. At the Law Offices Of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we have the skills and resources needed to increase your chances of winning your case and being exonerated. We truly understand the forensic science of fire investigation and have the ability to employ true expert witnesses to stand up against the prosecution.