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Arson (California Penal Code 451 and 452 PC)

Have you been accused of arson in the state of California? This can be a very serious crime with penalties that could include incarceration. As is the case with any criminal charges, it is important for you to have an arson attorney which will defend you properly. You can count on the fact that, when you call Williams & Javellana, LLP, you will get the aggressive backing of our law firm which will defend your case for you. We can help you to know what is taking place during the process and do what is necessary to defend you properly.

Arson Lawyer Chico CA

According to California law, arson may have been committed if you either maliciously or willfully set fire to a property. That property could include a building, as well as forest. You may also be charged with arson if you set fire to a forest or a building in the state of California because you were reckless. In most cases, charges of arson are going to be brought against you because you were responsible for the fire that occurred on somebody else’s property. There are cases, however, where you may be charged with arson, even if you did set fire to your own property.

An example of an arson charge which would occur if you set fire to your own personal property is if you did so for fraudulent purposes. For example, you may have set fire to your property to collect an insurance payment, which is illegal. You may also be charged with arson if you willfully, maliciously or recklessly set fire to your own property and it ended up damaging someone else’s property or another individual.

Defending an Arson Case

The penalties for arson may vary, depending upon the circumstances. Some of the issues that may be considered in an arson case include the type of property, whether or not someone was injured and if you had recklessly or even deliberately set the fire. In some cases, arson crimes can include time in the state prison. If the act of arson resulted in the loss of life of another individual, you may also be facing charges that would be associated with murder charges.

There are numerous legal defenses which may be considered in an arson case and Williams & Javellana, LLP will look into these possibilities, depending upon your circumstances. If the fire was accidentally set or if there is not enough evidence to prove the fact that you willfully or maliciously started the fire, the case may be dismissed. Additional defenses may include the fact that somebody else started the fire or if you are the victim of false accusations.

Getting a Good Defense Against Arson Charges

The criminal defense attorneys that are at your disposal when you contact Williams & Javellana, LLP can assist you through this difficulty. We will examine the evidence that exists, discuss the possible defenses that are available and then provide you with the aggressive defense that you need, once the case goes to court. You can be confident in the fact that we will be by your side, every step of the way.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015