Aggravated Arson in Illinois
This guide will give you the full details of the crime of Residential Arson in Illinois if you are charged or soon to be charged with Residential Arson.
Overview of the Types of Arson in IllinoisUnder Illinois Criminal laws, the crimes of Arson, Residential Arson and Aggravated Arson are separate offenses, but very similar. Arson, Residential Arson and Aggravated Arson are all felonies under Illinois Criminal laws, depending on how the criminal prosecutor has chosen to apply the facts of your case to the state of the law, the type of felony varies. Below is more specific information on the crime of Aggravated Arson that may help you ask the right questions when you are interviewing a criminal defense attorney in your area. Feel free to reach out to Steve Amjad now about your case if you are in Central Illinois; call him at 217-819 HELP(4357) or fill out a contact form online in his Avvo.com profile.
Aggravated ArsonAggravated Arson is a class X Felony and is defined as a person committing arson when at least one person was inside said building or as a result of the arson, at least one person was seriously injured. 720 ILCS 5/20-1.1. YOU ARE GUILTY IF the State can prove: 1. You, using fire or explosives on property of another, knew you would damage the property of another; and 2. You when you did so, you knew or should have known that someone was present inside the building or when you did so you seriously injured someone. IF YOUR ARE FOUND GUILTY, you can be sentenced to 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and/or a fine of up to $25,000.
Do I need a Lawyer?When you are accused of a crime in Illinois, you need to hire the best criminal defense attorney that you can find; Aggravated Arson is no exception to the rule that hiring a qualified criminal defense counsel in Illinois is always a good idea. Your criminal defense attorney will review any evidence in your case and provide you with advice on whether to plead guilty or to take the criminal case to trial and fight the charges. In central Illinois, Steve Amjad is experienced enough to know the likely result in a criminal trial if you take your case to a jury. He will fairly assess your case, listen to you about the evidence you have, and advise you whether to take the deal or roll the dice with a jury trial. Don't take his word for it, read what Steve's former clients have said on his Avvo.com profile. Feel free to reach out to Steve Amjad now about your case in central Illinois; call him at 217-819 HELP(4357) or fill out a contact form on his Avvo.com profile.