Considered a serious violent felony, arson is a charge involving the willful or unlawful causing of damages by fire or by explosion.
In Florida, the charge of Arson requires proof of damage to any of the following:
Any dwelling, occupied or not, or its contents;
Any structure where people are normally present; or
Any other structure known or should have been known to be occupied
Penalties for Arson in Florida:
Damaging these structures by fire or by explosion is a felony of the first degree. Under Florida law, a first-degree felony is punishable by up to $15,000 in fines, up to thirty years imprisonment, or both.
Our office has been aggressively defending Arson and other serious felonies for more than three decades.