What Is Arson?
In Utah, you have committed arson if you use fire or explosives to unlawfully and intentionally damage:
- Another person’s property.
- Any property with the intent to defraud an insurance company.
What Are the Possible Punishments for Arson in Utah?
Depending on the severity of the damage, and whether another person was injured, you may be charged with a second-degree felony, which could land you in jail for fifteen years. If you committed arson attempting to defraud an insurance company, you will likely be charged with both arson and defrauding an insurance company. These are separate crimes with separate penalties. Likewise, if an innocent person was injured because of arson you committed, you can be charged separately for that persons injuries. The jail time and penalties add up fast, which is why you need to hire a Utah arson attorney.
Have You Been Charged with Arson in Utah? Contact Brown Law.
During your free initial consultation, Brown Law’s criminal defense team will talk with you and give you the personal service you need while fighting your Utah arson charge. Whether we attack the government’s case and have charged dismissed or reduced before trial, or whether we take your case to trial, your attorney will aggressively defend you every step of the way. Call Brown Law today to schedule you free initial consultation: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016. We offer reasonable flat rates and are available 24/7.