Joel Bacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Arson Charges
Arson is a property crime that involves deliberately and maliciously causing destruction by fire-setting. The value of the property destroyed determines the degree of the arson charge. Oftentimes arson is the catalyst for insurance fraud when a person intentionally sets fire to illegally financially gain on the damages it causes. There are other times when spontaneous combustion creates fire, and individuals in proximity are often wheeled in for questioning. We all know accidental fires --- playing with matches, as they say --- can escalate into tremendous loss. In those cases when intent is absent the prosecutor will have difficult time pressing for serious charges. If you are charged with arson or under investigation for arson, or even know you started a fire that may lead authorities to you, be it an accidental start up or a prank gone very wrong, come forward and seek legal counsel at your first opportunity.
What to Do if You are Arrested or Being Questioned for Arson
If you are being questioned for your role in a fire that authorities believe was deliberately set, or arrested for arson, DO NOT talk to the police about the incident. Period. DO NOT try to even suggest it was an accident, implicating yourself. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity. That is your best chance to have your side of the story told as an American citizen with rights! The police, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear friendly as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime.
Joel Bacher: Passaic County Arson and Property Crime Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested for arson, I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel. The prosecutor’s office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy, but if the Court has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved crimes against property. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of property crimes including arson. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss an arson charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength. The call to my office is free.
Why Choose The Law Office of Joel Bacher in an Arson Charge?
- 40 Years Litigation Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
- Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well
For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 973-720-8111 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.