Fort Collins Third Degree Arson Lawyer

Charged with Third Degree Arson? Read more about these charges and why you need an experienced attorney in Fort Collins and Larimer County, Colorado.
When investigators are looking into an alleged arson, it is a very serious situation. Fires have an immense impact both financially and personally and Fort Collins police or Larimer County fire investigators try to build a case against you when interviewing you about what happened. Much of the time, fires are not started on purpose. It is important to not make any statements to the Loveland police or any other government official even if you feel you haven’t done anything wrong. If you are charged with Third Degree Arson, you need a knowledgeable arson lawyer on your side to fight for your rights.

Larimer County Third Degree Arson: What is the Definition?

The law defines Third Degree Arson as when:

a person who, by means of fire or explosives, intentionally damages any property with intent to defraud

Fort Collins Third Degree Criminal Arson Sentence

As a Class 4 felony, Third Degree Criminal Arson, C.R.S. 18-4-104, is punishable by:

  • a two to six year prison sentence
  • three-years parole
  • restitution ranging anywhere from $2,000 to $500,000

Third Degree Arson Case Examples in Grand County

What makes this charge different from other arson charges is the element “with intent to defraud.” This means that the alleged arsonist intentionally set fire to property in order to illegally obtain money. We have seen cases where our clients are accused of burning a house or vehicle in order to receive insurance money. This is a serious criminal allegation and it is important that you get an attorney who has arson experience in Fort Collins, as well as all of Larimer, Boulder and Grand County.

Boulder County Arson Charges: How an Attorney Can Help

Spending time in prison would dramatically change your current life course and your future. With over 20 years experience defending clients charged with Third Degree Arson in Larimer County and surrounding areas, we will fight to get you an acquittal or not guilty verdict.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Third Degree Arson, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O’Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 970-658-0007.
 We can also do jail visits with inmates at the Larimer County Jail. Together, we can protect your future.