First felony offense class h arson can it be dropped to a misdemeanor somehow? Are two witnesses good enough to be found guilty?
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You have not (and should not in this public forum) provided enough information for any attorney to even begin to guess about what is going to happen. I strongly recommend speaking with an experienced local lawyer about this charge so that you can get a meaningful answer to your questions. Only with a clear understanding of the facts specific to your case, knowledge of the law, and understanding of the typical practices of the prosecutor's office in the county where you are charged could anyone really advise you.
I recommend that you call a lawyer.
First off, Avvo's Q & A is no substitute for a full consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Arson is a felony; I would highly doubt that it would reduced to any kind of misdemeanor. Yes, 2 witnesses is enough to be found guilty. If you are convicted, probation is the most likely probability; solely paying fines will not be the punishment. If you are moving out of state, your probation may be able to be transferred. All of this is premature, though - go speak with a criminal defense attorney in the county that you were charged immediately.